Starting his 20th season in MLS, Enns joins Real Salt Lake for the 2018 season as the Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer after spending the last 10 years with the Houston Dynamo and his first 9 years in the league with the Colorado Rapids. Enns was part of the 2017 MLS Athletic Training Staff of the Year, an award he has won 3 previous times. Bringing a wealth of experience to the sports medicine team at RSL, Enns will oversee the medical staffs of RSL, the Monarchs, Utah Royals and the RSL Academy as well as serving as the Head Athletic Trainer for the First Team. His career has also seen him work with Villanova University men’s and women’s soccer, the New York Jets, the ESPN Winter X Games, and three MLS All Star Games as well as with the US Soccer Men’s National Team.
Enns received a Bachelor’s Degree from Point Loma Nazarene University and a Master’s Degree from Western Michigan University. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association and licensed by the State of Utah in Athletic Training.
He and his wife Marla live in Salt Lake City.
Tyler Knight’s stint as the Assistant Athletic Trainer with Real Salt Lake began in 2015 following two years as a Certified Athletic Trainer at the University of Oregon and a previous Athletic Training internship with RSL during the 2012 campaign. Knight’s soccer experience dates back to his playing days at Wallace State (2007-‘09), followed by two years as an Athletic Trainer with the University of Alabama women’s soccer program (2012-’13), and time with the Portland Timbers Academy (2014) where he designed and partook in soccer specific rehabilitation. At the University of Oregon, Knight served as the Athletic Training Coordinator for the university’s PE/Recreation and Club Sports departments. Additionally, he oversaw and assisted in the daily care and management for the Oregon Ducks football and women’s lacrosse programs.
A native of Alabama, Mr. Knight received his BS in Athletic Training and General Health Sciences with a minor in Nutrition from the University of Alabama and continued on to obtain his MS in Human Physiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training from the University of Oregon. Tyler’s relentless effort and dedication to aid in the prevention, rehabilitation, and recovery of athletes brought him back to Real Salt Lake. Knight currently holds credentials as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is also recognized as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. To supplement these specialties and his clinical practice, he is certified in Graston Technique, dry needling via the Integrative Dry Needling Institute, and holds a number of certifications from Functional Movement Systems (SFMA, FMS, and YBT).