Each year the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine recognizes one individual for exceptional performance as a head athletic trainer in each of the following collegiate divisions: NCAA D1, NCAA D2, NCAA D3, NAIA, Junior College/Community College and Club, Intramural, and Recreational Sports. Award recipients are actively involved in their community or campus, athletic training associations and promotion of the profession.
The NATA Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine has selected Jon R. Smith, ATC from SUNY Broome Community College in Binghamton, NY as the 2019 Head Athletic Trainer of the Year Award recipient in the Community College/NJCAA setting. He was selected from 636 two year institutions. The award presentation was during the NATA 70th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo ICSM meeting at Mandala Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NV on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.