Renee Breault heads into her sixth school year at Saint Michael's in 2018-19, and her fifth as head athletic trainer after holding the position of associate head athletic trainer during her initial year. She is responsible for a multi-person staff and numerous student interns, as well as managing the athletic training coverage of the Purple Knights' 21 Division II programs.
Breault came to Saint Michael's from nearby Northern Vermont University-Johnson, where she was the head athletic trainer for seven school years, as well as serving as the senior woman administrator and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) adviser for two. At NVU-Johnson, Breault was responsible for the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of student-athletes from 12 Division III programs, and oversaw a staff that included an assistant and students. A National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) certified athletic trainer, Breault is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Woman Athletics Administrators (NACWAA).
Breault was previously a clinical athletic trainer at the Sports and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Center in Colchester for three years while working as the head athletic trainer at Mount Mansfield Union High School in Jericho for the 2005-06 school year. In a prior stint at Johnson State, Breault was a graduate assistant athletic trainer from August 2001 until March 2004, as well as the head softball coach between the 2003 and 2005 seasons. She returned to assist the program in 2012 and 2013.
Breault earned a master's degree in exercise science with a specialization in performance enhancement from California University of Pennsylvania in 2007 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in athletic training from NVU-Lyndon in 2001.