Kaleb Birney has been a member of the University of Montana Western Athletic Training staff since the fall of 2014 and currently serves as the Head Athletic Trainer. He was elevated to Head Athletic Trainer in 2016. Birney is the primary athletic trainer for the Bulldog football and men’s basketball program while also overseeing all sports. He has been a member of 3 straight Men’s Basketball National Tournament teams (2015, 2016, 2017). Prior to joining the UMW athletic training staff he served as an intern athletic trainer at Georgia State University in Atlanta Georgia while providing medical coverage to the men’s soccer, football and baseball teams. While in Atlanta he help provide medical coverage for the 2014 Division I, II, III Men’s Basketball Final Four. Birney also provided medical coverage for the Brookhaven Bucks summer baseball team in 2013. Birney earned his B.S. in Athletic Training from Wichita State University in 2012. He went on to receive his Master of Science, Exercise Science & Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania in 2014. While at Wichita State, Birney was a part of the Men’s Basketball 2011 National Invitation Tournament Championship team. Birney was a student athletic training intern for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010 and 2011, Derby Twins in 2010, and the Brookhaven Bucks in 2013. He is certified as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), First Aid/CPR, and Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM). A native of Sublette, Kansas, Birney enjoys playing the guitar, hiking, bird hunting, and playing with his black lab Shaka.