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Under the direction of Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Jeff Fair, EdD, ATC, and under the supervision of team physicians and orthopaedic surgeons John H. Wilckens, M.D. and J.P. Rue, M.D., the staff athletic trainers at the United States Naval Academy are committed to providing and facilitating the health care of the student-athletes. The staff collaborates with these and other medical providers, team coaches, and staff to optimize the physical performance of the student-athletes.

The profession of Athletic Training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions. The staff athletic trainers at the United States Naval Academy are health care professionals who hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees, are certified by a national board - the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC), and are licensed by the State of Maryland (Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Maryland Board of Physicians).

There are four principal athletic training rooms and six satellite facilities at the disposal of the Naval Academy staff. In addition, there are several fully staffed medical clinics on the grounds of the Naval Academy, including orthopaedic, dental, physical therapy, optometry, and general medical clinics.

Athletic Training
Associate Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine
(Sports: Football)
Dr. Jeff Fair 410-293-8717
Associate Head Athletic Trainer
(Sports: Football, Men's Lacrosse)
Dee Jones 410-293-8718
Athletic Trainer
(Sports: Baseball, Men's Soccer)
Gretchen Benz 410-293-5584
Athletic Trainer
(Sports: Football, Wrestling)
Jim Berry 410-293-8726
Athletic Trainer
(Sports: Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Track & Field)
Leah Bradley 410-293-4485
Athletic Trainer
(Sports: Men's Basketball, Men's Squash, Men's Tennis)
Brian Bradshaw 410-293-5598
Athletic Trainer
(Sports: Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer)
Gregg Calhoon 410-293-3150
Athletic Trainer
(Sports: Men's and Women's Rugby, Boxing, Club Sports)
Joe English 410-293-4486
Athletic Trainer
(Sports: Ice Hockey, Women's Tennis, Men's and Women's Golf, Football)
David Florea 410-293-4486
Athletic Trainer
(Sports: Sprint Football, Women's Lacrosse)
Loren Shipley 410-293-4487
Athletic Training Office Phone
(Sports: Men's Gymnastics, Rifle, Rowing, Sailing, Women's Volleyball, Men's Water Polo)
Macdonough Hall Athletic Training Room 410-293-4486  
Athletic Training Office Phone
(Sports: Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving)
Ricketts Hall Athletic Training Room 410-293-8726  

Visiting Team Athletic Training services:

  • For most competitions the sideline set up will consist of coolers of water, chests of injury ice, sleeves of cups, and emergency care supplies. For sport specific information, please contact the athletic trainer listed above.

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