Bob Mangine’s extensive experience in the field of athletics training makes him well-suited to diagnose and treat injuries as well as offer advice on their prevention.
As an athletics trainer for football, Mangine supervises a program that addresses the health and well-being of the Bearcats year round by drawing from over three decades of experience in sports medicine.
Mangine, who assumed the football duties in 2005, has served as Director of Rehabilitative Services at the University of Cincinnati since 2002. He has worked with both amateur and professional athletes since 1976, when he first arrived at UC. In 1982, he assisted in the development of the nationally recognized Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center. After serving approximately 10 years with the organization, he started his own practice, which merged with NovaCare Rehabilitation in 1998.
While he was a student at the University of Pittsburgh, Mangine launched his career in athletics training. He served as assistant trainer of the Pittsburgh Condor Basketball Club and as head athletics trainer at the Community College of Allegheny County prior to graduation in 1977.
Mangine served as director of rehabilitation at UC from 1977 to 1980 while earning his master’s degree. After two years as an assistant professor of physical therapy at the Medical College of Virginia, he returned to Cincinnati to work in private clinics.
Mangine currently serves as National Director of Clinical Research and Education for NovaCare and is President of MBM Consultants, which provides management for physical therapy and occupational therapy management.
A 25-year award recipient of the National Athletic Trainers Association, he was the head athletic trainer for the aquatic teams at the 1996 Olympics, and the Goodwill Games of 1986, 1990 and 1998. He is a charter member of the Sports Physical Therapy Section Hall of Fame.