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Catawba’s Head Athletic Trainer Inducted into the MAATA Athletic Trainer Hall of Fame

June 08, 2015

Category: Academics, Faculty, Sport & Health Sciences

casmusaward2015.jpgRobert Casmus, head athletic trainer at Catawba College, was inducted into the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA) Athletic Trainer Hall of Fame in May. The induction was held during the MAATA’s annual business meeting and symposium in Virginia Beach, Va., and recognized 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 toNorth Carolina, Casmus was head athletic trainer for five years atChowanCollegeinMurfreesborobefore moving toCatawbaCollegeto become head athletic trainer.

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