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    Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer

The MATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award is a prestigious honor that recognizes qualified MATA members for their exceptional and unique contributions to the athletic training profession. This is a state award, which reflects a lifetime of dedication to the Association and the field of athletic training on the state level through committee membership, office or leadership of the Association.

Eligibility: To be eligible for nomination, individuals must have 15 years certified membership in the MATA and have significant service at the state level. NATA and Maryland Hall of Fame members will not be considered for the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award nor will NATA MDAT Award winners.

Nomination Procedures:  Members who wish to nominate a deserving colleague should submit the following information by email to the MDAT Award Sub-Committee Chair Peter Kotz at

Nominators Name
Nominators Email
Nominators Phone
Nominees Name
Nominees Email
Nominees Phone

Upon receiving the nomination, the nominee will be sent the Nomination Application to be completed by the deadline contained within the application.
Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award Recipients

2018 - Maureen Thompson

             2017 - Dan Lopez


2016 - Amy Magladry and TJ Morgan

Amy Magladry 
TJ Morgan

2013 - Rob Hess
Rob Hess

2012 - Peter Kotz and Thad Moore
Peter Kotz Thad Moore