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William Ankrom is an Instructor and Clinical Education Coordinator in the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition for the Athletic Training Program. Mr. Ankrom joined the Department in October of 2015 after working with UPMC Sports Medicine as the Assistant Director of the Athletic Training and Development Department in which he served for the previous 20 years. Ankrom still works as a casual call athletic trainer for UPMC Sports Medicine assisting with staffing assignments for athletic tournaments and events around the Pittsburgh region.

In 2009, Ankrom received the Distinguished Athletic Training Alumni Award from California University of PA. He currently serves on the WPIAL Sports Medicine Committee, PATS Executive Board Member, as the elected Southwest PATS Representative through 2024.  In his down time, he is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys spending time with his family and serving in his local church congregation in Rices Landing, PA.


Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition


Athletic Training

Education & Training

  • MS - University of Pittsburgh
  • BS - California University of PA


  • Distinguished Alumni Award, California University of PA (2009)