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Sports Medicine

Under the direction of Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Jim Berry, MA, ATC, and under the supervision of team physicians and orthopedic surgeons, 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, and are licensed by the Maryland Board of Physician.

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 orthopedic, dental, physical therapy, optometry and general medical clinics.

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 additional sport specific information, please contact the athletic trainer listed below for the respective sport.

Athletic Training Staff
Name Title Sports Office Phone Email
Jim Berry, MA, ATC Associate A.D. for Sports Medicine Head Football 410-293-8717
Gregg Calhoon, MS, ATC Assistant A.D. for Sports Medicine W. Basketball, W. Soccer 410-293-3150
Erin Variano, MS, ATC Assistant A.D. for Sports Medicine Football 410-293-8718
Gretchen Benz, MEd, ATC Athletic Trainer Baseball, M. Soccer 410-293-5584
Joe English, MS, ATC Athletic Trainer Boxing, Club Sports, Rowing, M. Tennis 410-293-4486
Heather Mohler, MS, ATC Athletic Trainer Cross Country, Track & Field 410-293-4485
Matt Ludwig, MS, ATC Athletic Trainer Football, M. Lacrosse 410-293-8726
Loren Shipley, MS, ATC Athletic Trainer W. Lacrosse, Sprint Football 410-293-4487
Bryan Costello, MS, ATC Athletic Trainer Wrestling, Swimming & Diving 410-293-5833
For athletic training information regarding the following sports, please contact Gretchen Benz to be referred to the appropriate team athletic trainer: Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Rugby, Squash, Tennis (Women's), Volleyball, and Water Polo.

2017-18 Athletic Training Intern Staff
2017-18 intern staff to be announced

Team Physicians & Consultants
Name Position      
John Wilckens, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon      
Lance LeClere, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon      
Scott Pyne, M.D. Team Physician      
Robert A. Waltz, MD Orthopedic Surgeon      
Jessica Mohler, Psy. D. Clinical Sports Psychologist      
Edward McDevitt, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon      

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Navy's Athletic
Training Facilities

Glenn Warner Training Room

Glenn Warner Soccer Facility

Hasley Field House Training Room

Halsey Field House
Basketball, Squash

Rickets Hall Training Room

Ricketts Hall
Football, Rifle

Wesley Brown Field House Training Room

Wesley Brown Field House
Cross Country, W. Lacrosse, Sailing, Sprint Football, Track & Field, Volleyball

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