With more than 30 years of experience and active involvement in sports medicine, Brian Hainline has been a pivotal force in the medical well-being of student-athletes. In 2013, Hainline was named the first NCAA Chief Medical Officer, overseeing the NCAA Sport Science Institute, a national center that addresses the health and safety of NCAA student-athletes. Hainline has done extensive work in concussion research, while also addressing student-athlete issues including mental health, overuse injuries, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual violence, and sudden cardiac death. During the uncertain times of the pandemic, Hainline was influential in navigating the NCAA and College Tennis.
Prior to serving as the NCAA Chief Medical Officer, Hainline was the Chief Medical Officer of the USTA from 1992-2007. Today, he is the USTA President and the Chairman of the Board. Throughout his career, Hainline has authored nine books on topics such as neurology, back pain, and concussions.
Previous to his extensive experience and knowledge in the medical field, Hainline was a dominant force on the Notre Dame Men’s Tennis team from 1975-1978. Under Hall of Fame coach Tom Fallon, Brian Hainline played both No. 1 singles and doubles. After graduating from Notre Dame, Hainline went on to medical school at the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine. In conjunction with his work and responsibilities with the NCAA, Hainline is a neurology professor at the Indiana School of Medicine and NYU Langone Medical Center.
The 2016 ITA Achievement Award recipient, Hainline is no stranger to ITA accolades. With both his medical guidance and advancements in the world of tennis, along with the mark he left on the court at Notre Dame, the ITA is excited to welcome Hainline to the ITA Men’s Collegiate Hall of Fame. The ceremony to celebrate Brian and five other 2023 Men’s Hall of Fame inductees will take place in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, May 21 at 6 pm. For more information and to RSVP, click on the link below.