Penn State Football: Tim Bream Named Head Athletic Trainer
Tim Bream, a 1983 Penn State graduate and former head athletic trainer for the Chicago Bears, has been named the Nittany Lions director of athletic trainer services and head athletic trainer for football, Penn State announced Friday.
By 2012-13, Bream will oversee athletic training for all 31 varsity sports. He spent 19 years with the Bears and previously held staff positions at Richmond, Vanderbilt, Syracuse and West Virginia.
"I am very excited about the opportunity to return to Penn State," Bream said in a press release. "I am really looking forward to working with Coach O'Brien and all the Penn State student-athletes and coaches. The Bears are the best franchise in the NFL, but I could not pass up this opportunity to go home and return to my alma mater."
Bream takes over for George Salvaterra, who came to Penn State in 1985. Salvaterra's status with Penn State athletics is unclear moving forward, an athletic department official said.