Tom Dufresne enters his 14th year as head women's gymnastics physical therapist and athletic trainer in 2013-14, and serves as the athletic trainer responsible for women’s golf, bowling and rifle. Dufresne also assists in the coordination of rehabilitation for Nebraska’s Olympic sports, including men's and women's tennis, volleyball, men’s and women’s track and field and softball.
A former head student athletic trainer at Nebraska, Dufresne joined the Husker athletic medicine staff as an assistant athletic trainer and physical therapist in 1997. He previously served as an assistant athletic trainer at UCLA for nine years before receiving his master’s degree in physical therapy in 1991 at Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, Calif.
Originally from Ventura, Calif., Dufresne graduated from Nebraska in 1980. His brother, Mark, was a letterman on the NU football team in 1976 and 1977.
Tom and his wife, Iffat, have been married for 28 years.