Athletics Coaching Staff
R.J. Pietig
University of Nebraska Athletics
Coach Info:
Position: University of Nebraska Athletics
Other Position: Assistant Athletic Trainer, MS, ATC
Phone: (402)472-2791

R.J. Pietig is in his 12th year serving as the head athletic trainer for the Nebraska men’s basketball team. He originally joined the squad midway through the 2007-08 campaign, and joined the athletic medicine staff on a full-time basis in the summer of 2009. Pietig provides preventive care at practices and games as well as rehabilitation for injured student-athletes. He attends all practices and games including traveling with the team to all away contests. Pietig also oversees a pair of athletic training students who assist with the basketball program.

A native of Carroll, Iowa, Pietig graduated from Iowa State in 2007 with a degree in health and human performance, with a specialty in athletic training. He earned his master’s degree in leadership education from Nebraska in May 2009. He and his wife, Bridget, were married in April of 2018.