Mike Monteiro begins his 19th season in Kingston in 2017-18, working as an associate athletic trainer for football and swimming & diving. He also spent several years as the head athletic trainer for men's basketball.
Monteiro joined the URI staff as an assistant athletic trainer in 1996, working with the football team. Two years later, he was promoted to a dual role of head athletic trainer and strength & conditioning coach with the men's basketball team. During the 1998-99, he handled additional duties as the assistant strength & conditioning coach for all of URI's athletics programs. He also served a stint with the Providence Bruins (AHL) during the 1997-98 season.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, Monteiro earned his bachelors degree in sports medicine in 1993 and a masters degree in exercise science in 2000 - both from the University of Rhode Island.
He is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association (EATA) and also served as president of the Rhode Island Athletic Trainer's Association (RIATA) from 2003-2006. He also was the 2007 recipient of the RIATA Athletic Trainer of the Year award.
In addition to being a Certified Athletic Trainer, Monteiro is a certified member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association.
A native of East Providence, R.I., Monteiro and his wife, Deb, have two daughters, Mikaela and Olivia.