R.J. Pietig returns for his sixth full year serving as the athletic trainer for the Nebraska men's basketball team in 2014-15. 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.
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.