Dr. Ernie Rimer
In his 20th year of service, Dr. Ernie Rimer is in his first year as Director of Sport Science for University of Louisville Athletics. His role uses scientific principles to support the health, safety, and performance of their student-athletes through research, education, and innovation.
Prior to University of Louisville, Rimer was the Director of Sport Science at the University of Utah. He also held strength and conditioning positions at the United States Ski & Snowboard Association and Northern Arizona University (NAU). In 2020, Rimer co-founded FYTT, a high-performance software for sports performance professionals.
Rimer received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah (2019), and both his M.Ed. in Education (2006) and a B.S. in Exercise Science (2004) from NAU. He has additional education in data science and statistics from University of Utah, and software development from DevPoint Labs, where he was awarded the 2020 Opportunities in Tech Scholarship.
Rimer is certified in strength and conditioning (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), where he helped idealize the sport science role in the United States and the forthcoming (in 2021) certified professional sport scientist (CPSS). Additionally, he has presented at numerous national and international conferences on various topics in sport.
Rimer is married to Alyssa, and they have three children: Veronika, Layla, and Max.