Beth Rex begins her first season as a football program associate, and her seventh overall at Cincinnati.
In her current position as assistant to the head coach, Rex coordinates Brian Kelly's schedule and is responsible for all football staff and office operations as well as event planning.
Previously, she served as an athletic trainer for the Bearcats' football, baseball, women's basketball, men's soccer, tennis, men's and women's golf, cheerleading, and dance teams. Along with her training work on the field, Rex managed the administrative responsibilities for the athletic training room.
She oversaw the budget, handled all purchases and inventory and processed all medical claims for UC's student-athletes.
An accredited curriculum instructor in the College of Education, Rex supervised the athletic training students associated with the football program. She also directed a roster of three interns and a graduate assistant.
Rex came to Cincinnati with extensive experience at the college and professional level. Prior to arriving at Cincinnati, she spent two years as an assistant athletic trainer at Memphis. While there, she provided primary care assessment and treatment for baseball, women's basketball and men's soccer. During the spring of 2001, she also aided the Memphis Maniax of the XFL.
Rex earned her first full-time athletic training position at the College of Wooster in August of 1998. During her one year on the Division III campus, she managed the athletic training duties for 21 varsity sports.
A 1996 graduate of Cincinnati, Rex began her career as a graduate assistant at Eastern Kentucky University. She earned her master's degree in one year and quickly moved on to the National Athletic Trainers' Association's national headquarters in Dallas in 1997.
An active member of the NATA, Rex accepted a three-year commitment to chair the NATA Research and Education Foundation Scholarship Committee in June of 2007 and was selected as the NATAREF Volunteer of the Year in 2005.
A native of Tiffin, Ohio, she is married to Byron Rex.