Tina Tubbs is in her fifth year as Director of Sports Medicine at UC Davis, supervising a staff of 13 full-time certified athletic trainers and 35 student athletic trainer interns that serve 23 intercollegiate varsity teams and 650 student-athletes. She provides direct supervision for the men's basketball team — a 2017 NCAA Tournament participant.
Tubbs brings extensive and diverse experience to UC Davis having most recently worked at UC San Francisco at the Orthopedic Institute. She also has over 12 years of experience working with various Division I intercollegiate sports medicine departments including UCLA, The University of South Carolina, UC Santa Barbara, and The University of Tennessee at both the Knoxville and Chattanooga campuses. Additionally, she has worked as an athletic trainer for the United States Olympic men's and women's beach volleyball teams.
Tubbs is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association and has been a member of the organization since 1999. She is also a certified orthotic fitter, member of the National Association of Collegiate Women's Athletics Administrators, member of the USA Beach Volleyball Administration, and certified in various specialized techniques including Kinesio-taping I and II; and Graston technique.
Tubbs earned her bachelor of science degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in sports medicine from Humboldt State University in 2000 where she also served as a student athletic trainer and played for the Lumberjack women's soccer team. In 2001, she was selected to be a graduate assistant in the master's degree program in advanced sports medicine from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In 2004 she was selected to be a graduate assistant in the master's degree program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in its sports administration program.
Among her collegiate experiences are two national championship rings: one from the University of Tennessee in 2004 titlist track and field team at the University of Tennessee, and the most recent from the 2011 NCAA champion women's Volleyball team at UCLA. Tubbs held a three-year tenure from 2009-12 at UCLA where she oversaw athletic training services for the women's volleyball, and men and women's track and field teams. She supervised eight student athletic trainers, directed in-services for approximately 50 interns, and co-instructed students in a kinesiology course.
A member of USA Beach Volleyball since 2012, Tubbs provides consult athletic training service to members of the men's and women's national teams.