Saint John's University Sports Information Department
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Saint John's University head athletic trainer Scott Bierscheid was announced as the 2022 recipient of the Fred Zamberletti Award, presented by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation. Bierscheid will be recognized during this summer's Minnesota Football Honors show.
Bierscheid is two months away from his 27th season as the Johnnie football team's head athletic trainer. In addition to his athletic-training duties, Bierscheid also serves as the advisor for SJU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), which meets monthly to incorporate Benedictine values into the SJU student-athlete experience by organizing events that give back to the campus and surrounding St. Cloud community. These events include Special Olympics and fundraising efforts for Kids Fighting Hunger, SJU's annual meal-packing event in the spring during Lent.
He received his bachelor's degree in athletic training from Minnesota State-Mankato in 1992 and master's degree in athletic administration from St. Cloud State in 1996. Prior to his position at SJU, Bierscheid was an athletic trainer with the football and wrestling teams at Division I Oklahoma State from 1992-93 and with St. Cloud State's men's ice hockey team from 1994-95. He joined SJU following the Johnnies' football season in November 1995 and completed an athletic-training internship with the NFL's New England Patriots in 1991.
This annual award honors the late Fred Zamberletti, the Minnesota Vikings' first head athletic trainer. He was named the team's coordinator for medical serves (1998-2001) and senior consultant/team historian (2002-18).
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