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Devin Haygood - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • title Performance Dietitian
  • Devin Haygood was hired at Kentucky in the summer of 2023 as the sports performance nutritionist/dietitian for the Wildcats’ football program. She also will work with the UK gymnastics team and oversee the performance nutrition graduate assistants and interns.
  • Job duties include coordinating all nutritional aspects for the football team, including individual nutritional counseling and assessments, game-day fueling and fuel bar management.
  • Also handles pre- and post-practice hydration and fueling, individual meal orderings and smoothie making, menu coordinating and planning for all meals provided to the student-athletes.
  • Came to Kentucky after one season (2022) as a sports nutrition fellow for the University of Missouri football and gymnastics teams.
  • Prior to Missouri, spent one season as a volunteer in the performance nutrition program at The Ohio State University (August 2021-May 2022) while attending graduate school.
  • The Augusta, Georgia native played one season on the women’s soccer team at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Ga. (2015-16) before transferring to the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.
  • At UGA, served as a performance nutrition intern for the nationally ranked Bulldogs’ football team from 2017-2020, enjoying an SEC Championship title and trip to the national championship game in the 2017 season.
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and nutritional science from UGA in December of 2019 and went on to earn a master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition from Ohio State in May of 2022.
  • Haygood is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and is CPR certified.
  • Member of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association.
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