July 23, 2024

Rogol Named to Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame

Ian Rogol, head athletic trainer at the University of Mary Washington, has been elected into the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association (VATA) Hall of Fame. The award, presented earlier this month, recognizes VATA members for exemplary service and dedication to the athletic training profession in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Ian Rogol Named VATA’s College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year

Ian Rogol, head athletic trainer, has been named the 2012 Virginia Athletic Trainers Association’s College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year.

A native of Charlottesville, Rogol began his career in athletic training after graduating in 1994 from James Madison University. He went on to receive his master of education degree in athletic training/sports medicine from the University of Virginia in 1996. During his many years of experience, Ian has served as an athletic trainer at many high schools in the Central Virginia area. He is serving his second year as the head athletic trainer at the University of Mary Washington.

In the past year at UMW, Rogol transformed the athletic training and sports medicine department into a well run and exceptional program, changing the culture in the athletic training room. He has gained the trust and support of the staff, coaches, and most importantly the athletes at Mary Washington. Not only has Ian worked on developing relationships with the athletes, he has also developed a strong relationship with the student health services at UMW, local orthopedic medical practices, and other health care professionals. Ian has been key in implementing protocols for concussion management and catastrophic injuries. He also serves as an ACI for the George Mason University athletic training program.

The Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association is dedicated to the health and well-being of Virginians who are physically active. As such, the organization focuses on enhancing the professional development of Virginia’s certified athletic trainers and on communication between all persons and agencies invested in the health and well-being of athletes and the physically active.