Hall of Fame
Following his graduation, Mike returned to his alma mater, Garner High School where he has served as a teacher and head athletic trainer for the past 23 years. He has served as an approved clinical instructor for UNC-Chapel Hill’s athletic training program since 2000. In addition, Mike has served as the Shrine Bowl of the Carolina’s Athletic Training Chairperson since 2005, where he has been responsible for organizing the healthcare of the Shrine Bowl Participants. Mike has been also been an active member within our state promoting the profession. He has served as the State Database Chair (1999-2002) and currently serves as the Vendor Chair on the Finance Committee and the Registration Chair on the State Meeting Committee for the NCATA. He also serves on the NCHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Board.
Mike was named the NCATA High School Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2000 and 2006 and recognized nationally with the NATA Service Award in 2008. As a professional, Mike has always been willing to help and offer support for fellow athletic trainers and sports medicine professionals as seen in his many areas of involvement, mostly ones that keep him behind the scenes, but vital to the success of the activity.
Bob has served the profession of athletic training at all levels. He has served on the NCATA public relations committee (2000-2005) and the college/university athletic trainers’ committee (2009-2012), which he now chairs. He also served as the VP for the NCBATE (2006-2012). At the district level, he currently serves on the MAATA Honors and Awards Committee (2010-present). Nationally, Bob served on the NATA Foundation Board of Directors (2005-2011) and has served on the BOC Examination and Development Committee since 1996. He has also been a committee member with NATA Public Relations (200-2005), College/University Athletic Trainers (2007-2011), and the Hall of Fame (2011-Present).
Bob was named the NCATA College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2003 and 2008. He has been recognized nationally with the NATA Service Award (2005), NCAA Division 2 Athletic Trainer of the Year (2007), and Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer (2010). He also received the BOC Dan Libera Service Award (2005). Bob’s induction into the NCATA Hall of Fame is a testament to his numerous contributions to students, young professionals, and the profession of athletic training.