Andy Llaguno begins his 21st year at his alma mater in 2018-19. In December 2017 he was promoted to Associate Athletic Director of Health & Performance. Llaguno serves as the head athletic trainer for football and assists with all other varsity teams. Llaguno is a certified Athletic Trainer by the NATA, Strength & Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA, and a Performance Enhancement Specialist by NASM.
Llaguno joined the URI in 1998 as an assistant trainer before being promoted to Associate Trainer in 2000 and Senior Associate Athletic Trainer one year later.
Llaguno also teaches an array of kinesiology courses at Rhode Island and has lectured at state, district, and regional conferences. He is dedicated to the educational process of students and was instrumental in the development of the athletic training major at West Virginia.
Llaguno is a Past President to the Rhode Island Athletic Trainers Association and has served as a conference committee member of the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association and has given a myriad of presentations on all levels- national, district, state, and community.
Llaguno has published five articles in the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) News Journal on varying topics of diversity and received the URI Multicultural Award in Diversity/Excellence in Leadership 2006. He also was presented the Professional Development Scholarship Award from the RIATA/District One 2007.
Llaguno was named Athletic Trainer of the Year/Division One from NATA's College/University Athletic Training Committee 2008 and received a District Service Award by the EATA 2009. He also received a National Service Award by the NATA 2010 for all the accomplishments in over 15+ years in the profession of athletic training. Llaguno received the 2016 Dan Campbell NATA Award for Government/Legislation efforts within the RIATA and most recently, 2018 Excellence in Leadership by the National Athletic Trainers Association.
An Active member of the community, Llaguno also worked with the Rhode Island Intercollegiate Sports Medicine Advisory Committee as well as a volunteer for the R.I. Autism Walk, U.S. Scholar Games, World Scholar Games, and Special Olympics.
Prior to his arrival at URI, Llaguno spent the 1997-98 season as an Assistant Football Athletic Trainer at Penn State and worked with the football programs at West Virginia University (1995-97) and Boston College (1994-95).
After earning his B.S. in Physical Education & Exercise Science from URI in 1992, Llaguno earned his Master’s in Education from Old Dominion University in 1994. His first year at ODU, he worked with the baseball, men's basketball, field hockey, and men's soccer programs. During his second year in graduate school he served as a head athletic trainer at Booker T. Washington High School.
A native of Fair Lawn, N.J., Llaguno resides in Charlestown, RI with his wife, Jenni, and their two sons - Andres and Mateo.