Erick Buitrago arrived at Cal State Northridge in November, 2006, and was the women's basketball athletic trainer for the 2006-07 season.
Buitrago currently works with the men's soccer, baseball, and men's and women's golf teams.
Buitrago was an athletic training student at CSUN from 2000-02 and worked with the Matador football team in 2001, and the 2002 men's soccer team that qualified for their first ever trip to the NCAA Division I Tournament.
Buitrago received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an option in Athletic Training from Cal State Northridge in 2002. From 2003-05, he served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Southern Illinois University. He worked with the Saluki baseball team, and the swimming and diving teams. He also received a Masters degree in Sport Management and Social Psychology of Sport at SIU in 2005.
In 2005-06, served as an assistant athletic trainer at Indiana State University working specifically with the Sycamore baseball, softball and women's soccer teams. In December of 2007, Buitrago was the on-set athletic trainer for the first season of the new American Gladiators.
He played two years of college baseball at Los Angeles Valley College. During the summer of 1997, he pitched for the Kenosha Kroakers of the prestigious Northwoods Woodbat League in Kenosha, Wi.
Buitrago graduated locally from Chatsworth High School where he lettered in both varsity baseball and basketball for the Chancellors.