Third-generation Gator and proud HHP supporter
In the 1940s, Clint Wynn’s (BSESS 1998) grandfather studied business at UF and played in the Florida Band. He was also on the newspaper staff of the “Florida Alligator.” In the 1960s, Wynn’s father was a pre-vet student at UF and earned his BS in Agriculture. He was actively engaged in Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. When it came time for Wynn to pick a school, the choice was clear.
“I am a third-generation Gator and am proud to continue our family tradition,” Wynn says with pride.
During his time at UF, Wynn built many unforgettable memories with his peers. “If the walls of the Florida Gym could talk, they would back up the many solid friendships that were made during our years attending classes at the College of Health and Human Performance,” recalls Wynn.
One specific friendship, carries on today. Wynn first met Jamie Pesek during orientation at the University of Florida in 1996. Their friendship is still strong today, partly because both Jamie’s Aunt and Wynn’s father suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in later years. Through the years they have stayed connected and recently participated in an ALS fundraiser together and have supported each other in the loss of their loved ones.
In December 1998, Wynn graduated from HHP with his Exercise Sport Management degree and a specialization in Athletic Training. After graduation, he was hired to travel the circuit with the US Women’s National Soccer Team for the 1999 Women’s World Cup. He traveled from coast to coast in the US, and served as the team’s massage therapist through 2000.
Since 2004, Wynn’s focus has been on orthopedics and he is now owner of Sports Orthopedic Services, Inc. Through his distributorship, he represents different companies and sells their products to physicians, hospitals and individuals. “I truly love my job. The work I get to do directly impacts people’s lives and helps them return to regular activities. I get to see positive results, every day,” says Wynn.
Wynn has contributed to the development of the College of Health & Human Performance and is proud to serve on the Dean’s Leadership Council. He is also a life individual member of the University of Florida Alumni Association, and a member of the President’s Council at the silver level, as well as the UF Legacy Society.
Wynn has also left his legacy in the foyer of the Florida Gym. As you enter the historic building, you will find yourself face-to-face with an alligator caught by Wynn and Pesek and kindly donated to the College in 2008. In 2010, another shared catch was gifted to Emerson Alumni Hall.
Wynn travels the two hours north from Pasco County for most of the Gator Football games and tailgates in the Florida Gym courtyard with his daughter, Anna, and fellow HHP graduates, faculty and students. You can’t miss Wynn, as he’s always donning his spirited alligator skin vest. Just another reason you know, he’s a true Gator.
[Profile added in 2015]
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