Our Purpose

The Maine Athletic Trainers Association (MATA) is dedicated to the advancement of athletic training with the purpose of providing healthcare for Maine’s physically active. The MATA will continue to provide professional programs and educational opportunities while maintaining a high degree of competency within the field of athletic training. ​

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Hall of Fame

Purpose:

The purpose of the MATA Hall of Fame is to honor those individuals who have worked or are working in the State of Maine and have made significant contributions to the profession of athletic training, particularly at the state level.

 

Nomination Procedures:

  • Any MATA member may make nominations to the Vice President of the MATA

  • Nomination should be in the form of a typed letter of recommendation including a biography of the nominee’s qualifications and activities on forms provided by MATA

  • Candidates may include Licensed Athletic Trainers, Physicians, and other individuals who have had a direct relationship and positive influence pertaining to the Athletic Training profession in Maine.

  • The Vice President will forward a detailed biography form to the nominated candidate for completion. If the nominee is deceased, information will be acquired from the person who submitted the nomination.

  • Following the final selection process, the names will be submitted to the MATA Executive Board for final approval.

  • The MATA Executive Board must approve any exceptions to these procedures.

  • Nominations are due by February 15th of each year for induction into the Hall of Fame at the annual spring meeting and awards banquet meeting in March.

 

Criteria for Nomination:

  • A Minimum of 15 years as a member of MATA, or involvement with MATA / athletic training, in the case of Physicians and others

  • Citizenship: 

    • Candidates should display qualities that exemplify the highest standards in the profession of Athletic Training. 

  • Outstanding contribution to the profession of Athletic Training in the state of Maine

    • Involvement with MATA

    • Promotional activities in the community

    • Presentations and public appearances

  • Participation in statewide activities, such as State Games, Senior Games, Special Olympics, etc. 

 

Additional Considerations:

  • Involvement at the district and the national level

  • Research/Educational Accomplishments

  • Honors/Awards

QUESTIONS?

Kristen Bailey

mataawards@gmail.com

Hall of Fame Honorees

2019

​Jan Salis, PT, ATC
 

2017

John Ryan, EdD, ATC
South Portland High School

2011- Present

Bangor High School,1990 - 2011

 

2016

Tim Weston, MEd, ATC

Colby College, 1992 - Present

 

2015

Sherrie Weeks, MS, ATC

University of Maine

1995 - present

2014

Matthew Gerken, MS, ATC
University of Southern Maine
1999 - present


2013

Christopher Sementelli, MEd, ATC
Maine General Sports Medicine

1990 - present

 

2012

Barb Blackstone, MS, ATC

University of Maine, Presque Isle

1999 - Present


2009

Timothy Adams, MPA, ATC, PT
Colby College, 1980 - 2008
Maine General, 2008 - present

Richard Young, MEd, ATC
University of Maine


2007

Wesley D. Jordan, MEd, ATC
University of Maine, 1965 - 1997
Brewer High School, 1997 - 1999

Mike Linkovich, ATC
Bowdoin College, 1954 - 1994

Carl E Nelson, MEd, PT, ATC
Colby College, 1959 - 1993

Tim Weston, MEd, ATC
John Ryan, EdD, ATC
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