The Certified Athletic Trainer is a highly educated health care professional skilled in the prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of injuries that result from physical activity. Specifically, the ATC specializes in five practice areas or domains: prevention of athletic injuries, recognition, evaluation and immediate care of athletic injuries, rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries, health care administration, and professional development. The ATC functions as an integral member of the health care team. The ATC works under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents. Each Certified Athletic Trainer has fulfilled the requirements for certification established by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification, Inc. He/she must also be licensed by the state through the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board.
To help support the health and well-being of our local high school athletes, Beacon provides many of the top schools with Athletic Trainers. See below for more details.
Craig has been the Head Athletic Trainer at Moeller High School since 1995. He earned his B.A. in Physical Education and Health from Berea College in 1992. In 1994, he completed the Athletic Training curriculum from Wright State University.
In addition to his duties at Moeller High School, Craig works tirelessly as Beacon Orthopaedics’ Lead Athletic Trainer. Some of his duties include overseeing the Sports Medicine Outreach Program by providing several other area high schools with certified athletic trainers. In addition, he organizes and directs Beacon’s annual high school pre-participation physicals. He also works very closely with Moeller’s team orthopedic physician, Dr. Tim Kremchek.
In his free time, Craig enjoys following Ohio State football, Kentucky basketball, and the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. He also enjoys attending various sporting events throughout the year that his children participate in. He and his wife, Robin, reside in Hebron, Kentucky, with their two children, Austin (15) and Ashlee (12).
Craig is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the Greater Cincinnati Athletic Trainers’ Association. He is a Certified Instructor of CPR/Sports Safety Training with the American Red Cross. He also is an Approved Clinical Instructor for the Athletic Training Programs of both the College of Mt. St. Joe and the University of Cincinnati; which provides high school internship opportunities for their athletic training students.
Bob is the athletic trainer responsible for the Cincinnati Cyclones, ECHL hockey team. He graduated from Easter Kentucky University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. He then graduated from Morehead State University with a Masters of Arts in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Prior to working with Beacon, Bob worked at NovaCare and for the Topeka Tarantulas, a CHL hockey team in Kansas. He is an Ohio Licensed Athletic Trainer and a NATA certified Athletic Trainer. He is also certified by the American Red Cross in CRP/AED for the Professional.
Bill is the athletic trainer at Mount Notre Dame High School since 2006. He is a Cincinnati native who received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1990. After a season as an athletic trainer with the Erie Sailors in the New York – Penn minor league baseball league. Next, he went to Eastern Illinois University to complete his M.S. in Exercise Science in 1992. Upon returning to Cincinnati, Bill worked at Colerain H.S. and Elder H.S, while working with the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals in their respective scoreboards for fifteen years. Currently, in addition to his duties at MND, Bill assists at many of the local Beacon high schools assisting Moeller, LaSalle and others as well as covering the United States National Junior Tennis tournaments, high school physicals and teaches CPR and First Aid. When he is away from Beacon, Bill volunteers at his children’s school in many areas, from the working at the festival, taking care of the fields, the library, and the cafeteria. Bill and his wife Linda are the proud parents of four children: Steve, Angela, Nick and David.
Joe has been the athletic trainer at CHCA since 2004. He completed his Bachelors degree in Health Promotion & Education with emphasis in Athletic Training from the University of Cincinnati in 1998. He spent one year as an intern with the Cincinnati Bengals, then completed his graduate assistantship with a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from Auburn University in 2001. In addition to his high school responsibilities, he works with Dr. Peter Cha during his clinic hours. He assists in casting, home exercise instruction and post operative care. In his free time he likes to complete home improvement projects, watching UC, Auburn and Bengal football. He lives in Northern Kentucky with his wife and son, Sacha and Andrew, and with their pud named Fez.
Dan has been the Athletic Trainer at LaSalle HS since the start of the 2005 school year. Dan graduated from the College of Mount Saint Joseph here in Cincinnati with a B.S in Athletic Training in 2003. Dan is employed by Beacon Orthopedics since the spring of 2007 and he splits his time between the Beacon West Physical Therapy office and LaSalle. Dan enjoys the outdoors, playing drums with his rock band, volleyball, the Reds and Bengal’s, and is a sports fan in general. Dan and his wife Nicole, at teacher at McAuley HS, live in Westwood with their 2 children Logan and Holli.
Terri has been an Athletic Trainer for Indian Hill High School since 1990 (Head Athletic Trainer since 1996). A native of Mentor, Ohio, Terri attended the University of Cincinnati where she earned an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training/Health Education and Promotion (1990) and a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology (1994). She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Ohio Athletic Trainers Association, a Licensed Athletic Trainer (Ohio), and a Certified Red Cross Instructor in CPR/Sports Safety Training. In addition, Terri serves as an Approved Clinical Instructor for the University of Cincinnati in order to provide high school internship opportunities for local college athletic training students.
Tim grew up in Belleville, Il. He obtained a BS degree in Physical Therapy from St. Louis University (1984), MHS degree in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis (1991) and a doctorate degree in Sports Medicine (Baseball Injuries and Rehabilitation) from the University of St. Augustine (2007). Tim is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (1987), a Certified Athletic Trainer (1996) and an APTA Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (1998). Prior to joining Beacon Orthopedics, Tim was the Rehabilitation Coordinator for the Cincinnati Reds. Tim has a son, Ryan (16). He enjoys baseball, soccer, golf, hiking and photography. Tim and his team specialize in the rehabilitation of shoulder, elbow and knee injuries.
Christi is from Dayton OH, and graduated from the College of Mount St. Joseph with a degree in Athletic Training. Christi works primarily in the clinic as an athletic trainer but she also assists with athletic event coverage as needed. She has a son Brady (2), she enjoys running and reading.
Ron is a certified athletic trainer who graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY with a Masters degree in Physical Education with a specialization in Athletic Administration. He has over 25 years experience in athletic training. He is the head athletic trainer at Oak Hills High School, having held that position since 1988. Ron has three sons, Matt (26), Richie (23), and Tyler (17). He enjoys ice hockey with his boys.
Kristine is a Certified Athletic Trainer. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University with her Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine in 2007. There, she worked with the NKU baseball team, women’s volleyball, women’s basketball and the Thomas More football team. She is currently a NASM Personal Enhancement Specialist.
Troy has worked 3 years at Beacon as an Athletic Trainer. He serves as an Athletic Trainer at Indian Hill high school and is in charge of training for Beacon and D1's Bridge program. Previously he served as head Athletic Trainer for the United Hockey League's Port Huron Flags (Professional AA Hockey). Prior to that he graduated from Wright State University with a degree in Athletic Training. He also played soccer at Wright State where he was a starter for four years and received both athletic and academic scholarship.
20 years in Emergency Medicine as a Paramedic/Firefighter/Fire
Prevention Specialist with the Loveland-Symmes Fire dept. 1982-1999;
presently volunteer. Obtained Athletic Training certification and
licensure in 1996 and worked with Madeira H.S. through TriHealth until
2007 when I transitioned to Beacon Orthopedics. Obtained licensure as a
massage therapist in 2000, with additional certifications since then
in: PMM - Precision Muscular Mobilization, PNMT- Precision Neuromuscular
Therapy, Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. My specialty is
understanding pain and how the body interprets it as well as its effect
on movement patterns. These techniques involve the following key three
concepts: Accurate Assessment, Precise treatment, Stellar Results.
My name is Jared and I am originally from Cincinnati, I grew up on the
west side and went to oak hills high school. I earned my bachelor’s
degree in athletic training from the University of Cincinnati. I have
worked for the Denver broncos two seasons helping out with their
pre-season and now I am working with the Cincinnati commandos and
Moeller high school. The other time I am in the clinic working with
patients. When I'm not working I like to go to hockey games with friends
and play Frisbee golf.
Kodi graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2006 with a
bachelor of science degree in athletic training. She works as an
athletic trainer both in the physical therapy department and at East
Central High School. She lives near Rising Sun, IN with her husband,
Dan, and their children, Lainie and Landen.
Becca graduated from Ohio Univeristy in 2012 with a degree in Athletic
Training. She is a Cincinnati native and a McAuley alumna. She enjoys
running, playing soccer and basketball, and watching all types of
Sarah is from Loveland, Ohio and graduated from Otterbein University with a BS in Athletic Training. She works mostly at Walnut Hills High School, but she also spends some time in the clinic at Beacon West. In her spare time, Sarah likes cooking, reading, and being active in general. Her favorite sports teams are the Reds and LSU (Geaux Tigers!).
Jamie is the certified athletic trainer for Kings High School and Kings Junior High. She has been with Kings and Beacon since 2010. She received her Bachelor’s in Athletic Training/Clinical Management from Bowling Green State University, and then went onto Xavier University as a certified athletic training intern for two years. While at XU she studied Sports Administration and received her Master’s in Education. Jamie is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, and a licensed Athletic Trainer for Ohio. Additionally, she is a certified to teach CPR/AED/First Aid and Sports Safety courses. Jamie and her husband Steve have one dog named Molly, and enjoy spending time with their family and friends.
Cathy Williams begins her first year as Outreach Assistant Athletic Trainer to Wilmington College. She is the primary Athletic Trainer for Men’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, and Men’s Lacrosse. Prior to Beacon, Williams served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN for the 2011-2012 school year. Williams also served as an athletic trainer in the University of Memphis athletics department for four years. Williams graduated from Wilmington College of Ohio, in 2007. She earned a M.S. in Human Movement Sciences with a concentration in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Memphis in 2010.