Kevin Conley has over 20 years of clinical and academic experience in the field of athletic training. He started his career in 1993 as an athletic trainer for the Pitt football team; over the years he also worked with the baseball, swimming and diving teams. In 1998 he was named Director of the Athletic Training program and helped prepare and execute the move of the academic programs in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine to the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in 2000, where they merged with the program of Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition to create the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition. Conley was named the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in 2013, where his responsibilities include providing support and oversight related to common policies and procedures for the six undergraduate programs in SHRS.
Conley's service includes work with Special Olympics where he is a member of the management team for Special Olympics Pennsylvania/Allegheny County. He has also served as a member of the medical staff for Team USA at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece in 2011 and as Medical Director for Team USA at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea in 2013.