Chris Litt has been named assistant athletic trainer at the University of Arkansas. Litt will assist coordinator of athletic training and sports medicine, Joe Sheehan, with football. “I am extremely excited to add Chris to our athletic training staff,” said Sheehan. “His experience working on every level will be a tremendous asset as we continue to focus on providing state of the art medical care for our student-athletes.” Litt begins his first year in Fayetteville after spending the 2008 season as the head athletic trainer for the Colorado Rapids. In the role, Litt was responsible for all aspects of athletic training and medical care of the team including evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of athletic injuries. Litt served in the same capacity for the Colorado Crush for two seasons. Before to moving to Colorado, Litt worked as a seasonal assistant athletic trainer in 2005 with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Prior to his NFL experience, he served as the head athletic trainer for the men’s basketball team and assistant football athletic trainer for Jacksonville University from 2004-2005. His experience also includes working with the San Diego Chargers and Padres. Litt began his career in athletic training working with the Chula Vista High School football program and all student sports at Horizon High School in San Diego, Calif. A graduate of San Diego State University, he earned his bachelor’s of science in kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training in 2002. He and his wife, Shadaya, have two daughters: Adaischa and Aalani.