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Catawba's Head Athletic Trainer to Be Inducted into the MAATA Athletic Trainer Hall of Fame

January 12, 2015

Category: Academics, Faculty, Sport & Health Sciences


BobCasmus.jpgRobert Casmus, head athletic trainer at Catawba College, will be honored by the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association (MAATA) when he is inducted into that organization's Athletic Trainer Hall of Fame in May. Casmus was notified of his pending induction in a December 2014 letter.

The induction, to be held during the MAATA's annual business meeting and symposium in Virginia Beach, Va., will recognize Casmus for his "exceptional and unique contributions to the athletic training profession."

Casmus has been head athletic trainer at Catawba College since July 1990. He is a nationally certified athletic trainer through the Board of Certification in Omaha, Nebraska, a licensed athletic trainer in North Carolina, and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association. He currently serves on the NCAA Committee for Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports and has been a member of the Board of Certification Examination Development Committee since 1996.

Casmus earned his undergraduate degree in Health Education from Temple University in Philadelphia and his graduate degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Arizona in Tucson. After moving to North Carolina, Casmus was head athletic trainer for five years at Chowan College in Murfreesboro before moving to Catawba College to become head athletic trainer.

He and his wife, the former Teresa Moore, reside in Salisbury and are parents of son Will.