Since 1974, the NCATA has served to support athletic trainers, to promote and advance the profession of athletic training in North Carolina. The NCATA is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association (District 3) and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.     

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NCATA HONOR & AWARD

RECIPIENTS

Athletic Trainer of the Year

​1984        Elton Hawley

1985        Bob Ford

1986        Keeter Hayes

1987        Kirby Patterson

1988        John Blake

1989        Mary Broos

1990        John Burney

1991        Dwayne Durham

1992        Scott Barringer

1993        Wayne Williamson

1994        Gail McMurry

1995        Rick Proctor

1996        Steve Womack 

1997

Craig Baker - High School            

Jim Bazluki - College/University           

Elton Hawley - Clinical/Industrial          

1998        

Kevin Allran - High School

Charlie Rozanski  - College/University            

Flo Moses  - Clinical/Industrial

1999         

Mark White - High School

Randy Pridgen - College/University        

Keith Luxton - Clinical/Industrial            

2000         

Mike Guerrero - High School

Katie Walsh - College/University        

Tom Gocke - Clinical/Industrial             

2001    

Kurt Glendenning - High School

Martin Baker - College/University   

Debbie Sherman - Clinical/Industrial            

2002

Miles Kliewer - High School

Paul Plummer - College/University 

Kim Daeke - Clinical/Industrial            

2003         

Eugene Everett - High School

Bob Casmus - College/University         

Alan Tyson - Clinical/Industrial            

2004         

Dave McAllister  - High School

Mark Boatright - College/University

Dan Duffy - Clinical/Industrial                

2005         

Jim Bazluki - High School

Mike Hanley - College/University   

Bill Griffin - Clinical/Industrial            

2006         

Mike Guerrero - High School

Katie Walsh - College/University    

Aaron West - Clinical/Industrial            

2007         

Kelly Vanhoy - High School

Sue Graner Raedeke - College/University

Andrew Graham - Clinical/Industrial    

Jolene Henning - Educator of the Year

2008        

Jim Strickland - High School

Bob Casmus - College/University    

Dean Proctor - Clinical/Industrial

Robert “BC” Charles-Liscombe - Educator of the Year            

2009

Steven Ashby - High School

Marc Davis - College/University         

Janna Fonseca - Clinical/Industrial

Jill Manners - Educator of the Year

2010         

Michelle Piette - High School

Dave Engelhardt - College/University               

Michael Eden - Educator of the Year

2011        

Carrie Hendrick - High School    

Kevin Guskiewicz - Educator of the Year

2012         

Mandy Porter - High School

Andrew Graham - College/University

Ashley Donahue - Clinical/Industrial

Stephen Garner - Clinical/Industrial

Michelle Lesperance - Educator of the Year

2013    

Melissa Sparks - High School

Eric Hall - High School          

Kevin King - College/University

Grady Hardeman - College/University

Leigh Ann Caldwell - Clinical/Industrial   

Meredith Petschauer - Educator of the Year

2014    

Felicia White - High School

Ray Davis - High School

Laura Santos - Clinical/Industrial 

Dr. Jay Scifers -  Educator of the Year

2015    

Nate Sowle - High School

Dr. Craig Eilbacher - College/University      

Tony Benz - Clinical/Industrial   

Dr. Jim Hand - Educator of the Year

2016    

Jason Brafford - High School

Richard Baker - High School

Nina Walker - College/University       

David Wilkenfeld - Clinical/Industrial    

Dr. Anh-Dung Nguyen - Educator of the Year

2017         

Courtney Bunch Phelps - High School

Stephanie Bowman Sousa - High School  

Brandon Auton -  College/University      

Meghan Fulton -  Clinical/Industrial

Jim Bazluki - Educator of the Year

2018         

Nicholas Martin - High School             

Dr. Ashley Long Sweeney - Clinical/Industrial   

Dr. Sharon Rogers Moore - Educator of the Year

**In 1997, the NCATA expanded the “Athletic Trainer of the Year” award to recognize outstanding athletic trainers in three settings: High School/Secondary; College/University; Clinical/Industrial                           

**In 2007, a new category was added. It is the Educator of the Year award and can be presented to a High School Athletic Trainer, College/University Athletic Trainer, or a doctor.