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The Bill Cox Service Award

Bill Cox Bill worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer for Maine General Sports Medicine in Waterville serving Waterville High School and other area schools beginning in the summer of 1990. Bill established a scholarship for central Maine athletes and tirelessly promoted careers in sports medicine at career days. His passion for the profession of Athletic Training and his thirst for knowledge set him apart. Bill was the consummate professional who earned the respect of not only his peers but of the many students, parents, coaches, administrators, and physicians he came in contact with during his professional career. He was always there for his athletes at Waterville High School. He never worked just the contract; he bled purple. He was always available for them, and went to as many physician appointments as possible with them. He cared about those kids more than most would ever think of doing.Another thing that we all loved about Bill was his smile, his laugh and his good-naturedness. The ability to sit and talk with Bill and enjoy his company was yet another thing those who knew him loved about him. More importantly, Bill was a warm and loving husband to Donna and father to their three children, Thomas, Benjamin, and Sarah. It was rare to not see Bill walk into an athletic event and not see his family there with him supporting not only the Waterville Purple Panthers, but also the profession that Bill was so passionate about.


The purpose of the Bill Cox Service Award is to recognize a Certified Athletic Trainer or other athletic health care provider who has enhanced athletic health care and made significant contributions to the professional development and advancement of the Athletic Training profession. 



  • Certified Athletic Trainer or other health care provider within the sports medicine field;

  • Inspires others through his/her dedication, commitment and work ethic;

  • Maintains the highest level of professional service and standards of professional practice;

  • Has provided outstanding service to their employer and to the profession of Athletic Training;

  • Have, through their actions, helped to create a better environment for their colleagues, athletes/patients, and community.

Deadline for nominations: February 15 


Sherrie Weeks

2024 Bill Cox Service
Award  Recipient


Greg Tosi, MS, ATC

Past Recipients

Brian Morrison, ATC


Michael "Tony" Giordano, ATC


Bobby Kreider, ATC


Neill Carrol, ATC, LAT, OTC, PES, FNS, SNS


Kate Anagnostis, Mt. Ararat High School


Brad Gallant, Maine General Medical Center


Rich Garini, ATC, CEAS


Kyle Gilson, MS, ATC, LAT


Steve Tosi, Maine General Sports Medicine


Ben Towne, University of Southern Maine


Dr. Chris Lutrzykowski, Maine General Sports Medicine 


Paula Linder, University of Maine  


Arlene Verre, Kennebunk High School


Timothy Weston, Colby College


John Ryan, Bangor High School


Chris Sementelli, Maine General Medical Center 


Audrey McKenzie, Portland High School


Richard Young, University of Maine


Brian Bachelder, University of New England

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