|Title:||Certified Athletic Trainer|
Brian Brewster is the coordinator of sports medicine at Portage Health Sports Medicine Institute, a position he has held since January 2007. He coordinates athletic training services for Michigan Tech, Finlandia University, and five area high schools.
Brewster has served as certified athletic trainer at Michigan Tech since 2005. He works primarily with Tech's hockey program and is also an instructor in the University's Kinesiology and Integrated Physiology Department.
As a volunteer with USA Hockey, Brewster has been a member of several gold medal-winning teams. He helped the USA Sled Hockey team to gold at the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver and also won a world championship with Team USA in 2009. Brewster served as trainer for the 2012 and 2013 Team USA Inline Hockey teams, winning gold at the 2013 world championship.
The Nebraska native gained a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2000. He went on to gain his master's at Hastings (Neb.) College while serving as assistant athletic trainer there from 2000-05.
Brewster, a member of numerous professional organizations including the National Athletic Trainers' Association, resides with his wife, Katie, in Houghton.