Yumi Kuscher joined Harvard's sports medicine staff as an athletic trainer in the summer of 2010. She is the head athletic trainer for the football team, and previously worked with the women’s ice hockey, women’s tennis and men’s water polo teams from 2010-18.
Kuscher came to Harvard from Florida Atlantic University, where she served as an assistant athletic trainer for two seasons after working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for two. Kuscher spent the 2008-09 and 2009-10 season working with the FAU women's basketball and men's and women's swimming and diving teams and managing graduate athletic training students.
From 2006-08, Kuscher worked with the FAU football and tennis teams. She also previously worked as an intern athletic trainer at both NFL Europe and FAU and as a physical therapy aid at First Rehab.
Kuscher earned a master's degree in strength and conditioning from Florida Atlantic in 2008 after completing a bachelor's degree in athletic training in 2005. She also owns an associate degree in science of nutrition from Osaka Kun-Ei Women's College in Japan.
A resident of Marlborough, Mass., Kuscher resides with her husband, Brian, son, Aiden, and daughter, Mia.