Brandon Platt joined the Hurricanes baseball program prior to the 2020 season, accepting the position of assistant athletic trainer.
Platt comes to Miami after five seasons as the athletic trainer with the Troy baseball program. In addition to his duties with Troy baseball, he served as a clinical preceptor for the Troy University Athletic Training Education program. Platt also served as the Sun Belt Conference Representative to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine and on the Communications Committee for the Alabama Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Prior to his time at Troy, he was the athletic trainer for Eastern Illinois’ baseball and women’s soccer programs. Platt began his career in athletic training as the head athletic trainer at Purdue University Calumet, working with all 12 of the Peregrines athletic programs.
Platt received his undergraduate degree in athletic training with a double minor in fitness and biology from Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana. While at Franklin he was a three-year letter winner on the Franklin College baseball team. In 2009 Platt served as an Athletic Training Intern for the Indianapolis Indians, AAA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Upon graduation from Franklin in 2010, Platt attended The University of Georgia where he worked as the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the nationally ranked UGA softball program. During his time in Athens, the Bulldogs won two consecutive regional championships in 2011 and 2012, advancing to the NCAA Super Regional Championship game both years. He served as Director of Sports Medicine for the 2011 and 2012 Athens Regional and 2011 Athens Super Regional rounds. Platt graduated with a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science in 2012.
Platt is a nationally certified athletic trainer by the NATA Board of Certification and a licensed athletic trainer by the State of Florida. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength Coaches’ Association, holds an M1 certification in the Graston Technique and completed his Doctor of Athletic Training degree from A. T. Still University in 2019.
Platt is the son of Jay and Bobbie Platt and has two brothers: Blake and Brooks. He and his wife, Danielle, have three dogs: Cinder, Kirby, and Ripken.