The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) has named Midland University’s Tom Reilly the NAIA Head Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Reilly has served as the Warriors’ head athletic trainer for nine years.
“This is a very unexpected and humbling honor,” Reilly said. “Winning this award wouldn’t be possible without my co-workers. I can’t do my job without the assistance of our entire athletic training team. I would like to thank each and every one of them, the entire Midland athletic department, administrators and faculty on campus for all the support they provide to my team and our student-athletes.”
Reilly heads the sports medicine department for Midland’s 31 varsity sports, as well as junior varsity teams, which consists of more than 800 student-athletes. He oversees one full-time assistant, three graduate assistants and numerous student athletic trainers.
Over the past 25 years Reilly has been a good standing member of the NATA, Mid-America Athletic Trainings Association (MAATA) and Nebraska State Athletic Trainers Association (NSATA). He annually attends state, district and national meetings, and has been a past presenter at the MAATA as well as a NATA Capitol Hill Day participant.