Margarucci will work with USA Hockey in all areas of safety, with a focus on education and research.
Kevin Margarucci (Colorado Springs, Colo.) has been named manager of player safety it was announced today by USA Hockey.
Margarucci, who has more than 20 years of experience as a certified athletic trainer, has been involved in hockey in varying capacities (player, coach, certified athletic trainer) for more than 35 years. He will work with USA Hockey councils, committees, sections and staff in addition to external constituent groups, in all areas of safety, with a focus on education and research.
Since 2001, Margarucci has served as head athletic trainer and teacher at Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument, Colorado, where he worked with the school’s interscholastic teams and helped develop a concussion management plan for the district’s student-athletes. He has also served as assistant hockey coach at Lewis-Palmer since 2006.
Over the course of his career, Margarucci has also worked as an athletic trainer at Sierra High School, Colorado College, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital and the United States Olympic Committee.
Margarucci holds a master’s degree in athletic training from Indiana State University and a bachelor’s degree in physical education and athletic training from the State University of New York College at Brockport. He has been widely involved with the Colorado Athletic Trainers’ Association for the past 11 years, both as chair of the public relations committee (2004-07) and as part of the governmental affairs committee (2007-15).