Dustin Melvin is in his first year as an assistant athletic trainer at Notre Dame and works primarily with the Fighting Irish football team. Melvin helps with treatment and rehabilitation of student-athlete injuries plus covers football practices and games.
A native of Lebanon, Ind., Melvin joined Notre Dame after working in the athletic training staff at Oklahoma State University from 2010-12. Melvin was a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the Cowboys football team for two years and worked under current Notre Dame head football athletic trainer from 2010-11. While at Oklahoma State, Melvin earned a Master's degree in applied exercise science.
Melvin graduated in 2010 from Purdue University with a Bachelor's degree in athletic training and worked with the Boilermakers football team as a senior. He was a member of the athletic training club at Purdue from his freshman through senior years.
In summer 2009, he was an intern with the New York Jets athletic training department and also assisted them at the 2010 AFC Championship game when the Jets played at the Indianapolis Colts.
Melvin is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association as well as Indiana Athletic Trainers Association.
He and his wife Gina reside in South Bend.