June 6, 2011
Q&A with Head Athletic Trainer Bob Casmus
Catawba College may have to get a bigger trophy case just to house all of the awards collected by longtime Head Athletic Trainer Robert Casmus, MS, LAT, ATC, EMT. Last year, he was named an NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer, which will fit nicely alongside his NCAA Division II College and University Athletic Trainer of the Year and North Carolina College and University Athletic Trainer of the Year awards.
Casmus's continuing recognition is a result of his unwavering commitment to the profession. At Catawba, he oversees a five-person staff charged with providing coverage to 18 teams and teaches two courses. He is also a member of the school's emergency response team, and last year he spearheaded the establishment of an Athletic Training Hall of Fame. Off campus, Casmus served on the NATA Public Relations Committee from 1998 to 2005 and is currently in the midst of his second term as a member of the North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners and the NATA College and University Athletic Trainers Committee.
Casmus began his career as Head Athletic Trainer at Chowan College in 1985, and was hired as Head Athletic Trainer at Catawba in 1990. In this interview, he talks about the biggest issue currently facing collegiate athletic trainers, why teaching future coaches about athlete safety is so important, and the keys to staying connected with alumni. Read more...
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