Athletic Department

Athletic Department: Bob Casmus

Bob Casmus

Head Athletic Trainer
Office Phone: (704) 637-4350

Robert J. Casmus is in his 27th year as head athletic trainer at Catawba College. He oversees all athletic health care services and the athletic drug testing and education program.

A native of Sinking Spring, PA, Casmus earned a bachelor's degree in health education from Temple University in 1983 and a Master’s in Athletic Training from the University of Arizona in 1985. During his time in the Pennsylvania area, he worked as an athletic trainer for St. John Neumann High School, and as a summer intern for the Philadelphia Eagles. In addition, Casmus completed the Advanced Athletic Training Program at West Chester University in 1983 and is a certified EMT in the state of North Carolina.

Prior to his current position, Casmus was the head athletic trainer at Chowan College (1985-1990). He also volunteered at the 1987 Pan American Games and was an intern at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in 1988. He served on the athletic training staff for the 1990 Olympic Sports Festival in Minneapolis, MN, and was the head athletic trainer for the United Football League exhibition game in Taipei, Taiwan in July of 1994.

Casmus served as a test site administrator for the BOC and is currently on the Board of Certification's examination development committee. He served two terms as the District III Representative to the NATA Public Relations Committee from 1998-2005. From 2005-2011, Casmus served on the Board of Directors for the NATA Research and Education Foundation. He served on the NATA College & University Athletic Trainers Committee from 2007-2011 and on the NATA Hall of Fame Committee from 2011-2014.

At the NATA National Convention in June 2005, Casmus received the Athletic Training Service Award and the 2010 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the NATA. He is also a recipient of the 2005 Dan Libera Service Award from the Board of Certification and was named the North Carolina College & University Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2003 and in 2008. In 2007, he was named the NCAA Division 2 College and University Athletic Trainer of the Year by the NATA.  Casmus was inducted into the North Carolina Athletic Trainer’s Association Hall of Fame in March 2013.  In June 2013, he was presented the NATA Foundation Service Award.  In May 2015, Bob was inducted into the District III Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame in VA Beach, VA.

Casmus served as the Vice-Chair to the North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners which oversees the licensure and practice act for certified athletic trainers in North Carolina from 2006-12. He currently chairs the MAATA Honors & Awards Committee. Casmus serves as the NATA Liaison to the Taylor Hooton Foundation, the NATA Specialty Honors and Awards Committee and is currently the sub-committee chair for sports medicine on the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards for Health & Safety.  He also serves as a member of the Catawba College Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Catawba College Campus Safety Council. Casmus has presented numerous topics and case reports related to athletic training and sports medicine both locally, regionally and nationally.  He has authored and published over15 articles peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed.
Casmus and his wife Teresa reside in Salisbury. Teresa is a pharmacist with the Medicine Shoppe in Salisbury. They have a son, Will, who was born in March of 1999.

Today's Events

Baseball @ SAC Tournament, VideoStats
Baseball vs. Mars Hill (SAC Tournament), 3:45VideoStats


«April 2017»
April 1

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. WINGATE 8-14

Baseball AUGUSTA 7-6

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1-2

Baseball AUGUSTA 11-2

Lacrosse (M) vs. WINGATE 1-13

April 2

Baseball AUGUSTA 6-9

April 3

Baseball @ Kannapolis Intimidators, ccd. 6:30 p.m.

April 4

Golf (W) @ Agnis McAmis Inv. (Link Hills CC) 9th of 14

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble (Tennessee National) 12th of 12

Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-7

Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-11

Baseball vs. BARTON 20-2

April 5

Baseball vs. USC AIKEN, ppd. 2 p.m.

April 6

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey 6-3

Tennis (W) @ Belmont Abbey 5-4

Lacrosse (W) @ Erskine 15-9

April 8

Football Spring Blue-White Game

Softball @ Mars Hill 0-8

Baseball @ Mars Hill 1-3

Lacrosse (M) @ Brevard 12-10

Softball @ Mars Hill 2-8

April 9

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day One) - Link Hills CC 9th

Baseball @ Mars Hill 7-6

Lacrosse (W) @ Brevard 19-6

Baseball @ Mars Hill 11-8

April 10

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day Two) - Link Hills CC 9th

Tennis (W) @ Winston Salem State 9-0

April 11

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day Three) - Link Hills CC 9th of 11

Tennis (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4-5

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4-5

Baseball @ Mount Olive 2-6

April 12

Softball @ Queens 0-7

Softball @ Queens 7-9

Lacrosse (W) @ North Greenville 15-10

April 14

Lacrosse (M) vs. SHORTER 18-1

Softball vs. ANDERSON 0-8

Softball vs. ANDERSON 9-7

Baseball @ Tusculum 7-6

April 15

Baseball @ Tusculum 7-3

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 18-5

Baseball @ Tusculum 5-3

April 18

Softball @ Wingate 0-2

Softball @ Wingate 4-5

Baseball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 13-7

April 19

Baseball @ North Greenville (Fluor Field) 8-4

April 21

Baseball vs. BREVARD 14-0

April 22

Baseball vs. BREVARD 16-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 13-14

Softball vs. TUSCULUM 3-16

Softball vs. TUSCULUM 8-9

Baseball vs. BREVARD 13-3

Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 12-11

April 23


April 24


April 25

Golf (M) in SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 3) - CC of SALISBURY 11th of 12

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 6-13

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ccd. 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 10-14

April 28

Baseball vs. Carson-Newman (SAC Tournament) 11-1

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament 

Baseball vs. Mars Hill (SAC Tournament) 3:45 p.m.

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament 

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