Emmitsburg, Md. (October 17, 2016) – Mark Myers has been named the head athletic trainer of the Sports Medicine department at Mount St. Mary's University, bringing over 20 years of experience in the athletic training field to the Mount.
Myers spent the last two years as an assistant athletic trainer at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y., where he was responsible for the daily coverage for the women's soccer, women's basketball, women's lacrosse, men's and women's cross country and men's and women's crew teams. Myers also provided supervision and training for the department's work study students.
Prior to his time at St. John Fisher, Myers worked as the head athletic trainer at both Garrett College in McHenry, Md. and Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark. During his time at Garrett, Myers provided direct medical coverage for student-athletes, composed and implemented treatment and rehabilitative services and was responsible for medical records, purchasing and inventory management. At Henderson State, Myers managed a four-person staff and was the primary athletic trainer for the football team, while also instructing on prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, assessment and evaluation of lower extremities and special topics in athletic training.
Prior to his first stint as a head athletic trainer, Myers worked as an assistant athletic trainer at Elon University, Georgetown University and The Citadel.
Myers first gained experience in the field during an internship with the Indianapolis Colts in 1996 and 1997. During his time with the Colts, Myers was responsible for practice and game coverage as well as prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletes' injuries.
Myers has been a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association since 1998 and is also a member of the College Athletic Trainers Society. Myers has presented to high schools, colleges and at symposiums throughout his career on various topics, including: muscle skeletal assessment, strength and conditioning & nutritional supplements, blunt abdominal trauma, exercise induced bronchospasms and principles of cardiovascular conditioning and weight training.