June 24, 2010
Catawba College Head Athletic Trainer Honored
Robert Casmus, head athletic trainer at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, is the recipient of the 2010 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award. The National Athletic Trainers' Association presented the award June 24 during its 2010 annual meeting and clinical symposia held in Philadelphia, Pa.
This national award recognizes NATA members for their exceptional and unique contributions to the athletic training profession. It reflects a lifetime of dedication to the association and the field of athletic training at the national, district and local levels.
Casmus has been head athletic trainer at Catawba College since July 1990. He has overseen the care of student athletes while also teaching in the physical education/athletic training area. He has also been instrumental in fund-raising for the athletic training program to add key equipment and make other improvements. Casmus has spearheaded several community relations projects for Catawba's student athletic trainers, including an annual Red Cross Blood Drive.
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 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 also serves on the board for the NATA Research and Education Foundation and is a member of the Board of Certification Examination Development Committee.
Casmus and his wife, the former Teresa Moore, reside in Salisbury and are parents of son Will.