SC’s Charlie Redmond To Be Enshrined In National Athletic Trainers Association Hall Of Fame
, June 15, 2004 – Springfield College athletic trainer Charlie Redmond
will be inducted in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Hall of Fame this Friday, June 18, in Baltimore, Maryland, at the organization’s annual Honors and Awards luncheon. This is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an athletic trainer.
“To be recognized with such an award is a little overwhelming, but it is very gratifying to be singled out by my peers,” said Redmond, a fixture on the Springfield College campus since arriving as an undergraduate in 1964.
A native of Southboro, Mass.
, who currently resides in Springfield
, Redmond has been a member of the athletic training staff at SC for 35 years. He was named head athletic trainer and professor of physical education at Springfield College in 1969. As head athletic trainer, Redmond oversaw the care of the college’s student-athletes for nearly two decades before relinquishing the position in 1988. In 1985, Redmond was named the head of the college’s Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP), before taking over as Chair of the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies in 1994.
“Charlie Redmond’s past and present students, colleagues and athletes truly idolize him,” said Joseph Godek, head athletic trainer at West Chester (Pa.) University. “They respect him for his professional effectiveness and his outstanding personal attributes.”
“Charlie epitomizes what an athletic trainer is,” said Glenn Marinelli, Coordinator of Sports Medicine at Marist (N.Y.) College. “His knowledge in this field and the influence he has had on over 500 athletic trainers has been nothing short of outstanding.”
Redmond was a member of the NATA Board of Directors from 1986-1992 and the NATA Education Council Clinical Education Committee from 1998-2003. He has also served on the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Health Professions since 1998.
Redmond was named the NATA’s Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 1994, a year after receiving the Cramer award from the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association (EATA) as the Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Redmond has published numerous articles in various athletic training journals, as well as three books, including his most recent work, “Athletic Training and Injury Prevention” in 1985. A renowned speaker, he has presented on a wide range of topics around the world including China, Hong Kong and Aruba. He was the head sports therapist for the Saudi Arabian Olympic Team at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, and was a preseason assistant athletic trainer for the New England Patriots from 1972-1975.
A 1968 Springfield College graduate with a degree in physical education and health, Redmond also earned a master of education degree in physical education from his alma mater in 1971, and a master of science degree in physical therapy from Boston University in 1981.