Dustin Williams is beginning his third year at BYU as the head athletic trainer for cross country and track and field. This year he spent two weeks working as a trainer at the Paralympics Games in Beijing, China for the U.S. team. He previously spent a year doing a fellowship for the U.S. Olympic Committee working particularly with winter Olympic athletes at the training center in Lake Placid, New York. He also worked on the medical staff for the 2004 track and field Olympic trials.
Williams began his schooling at Ricks College in Idaho where he studied sports medicine and worked in the athletic training department. He later transferred to Utah State where he earned a bachelor’s in athletic training (2003) and master’s degree (2005). During his time there, he worked as a graduate assistant with the Aggie’s track and field and cross country programs.
Williams, an Arco, Idaho, native, served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Birmingham, England. He is also an avid marathoner, having competed in eight marathons thus far, including the Boston, Los Angeles, St. George and Top of Utah. He continues to train and also has plans to complete an Ironman triathlon.