The Oswego State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has hired Dan Collins as an assistant athletic trainer in the sports medicine office. Collins will assist head athletic trainer Mike Frawley and fellow assistant Elise Fitzsimmons in the care of nearly 450 student-athletes across the College’s 24 NCAA Division III programs.
Since August of 2015, Collins has been a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. While with the Dolphins, Collins coordinated all aspects of medical care for the men’s basketball, women’s basketball and softball teams. He oversaw student athletic trainers gaining clinical experience and supervised work study personnel.
Prior to his two-year span at Le Moyne, Collins spent six months as an assistant at SUNY Canton. For the Kangaroos, the Oneida, N.Y. native worked with women’s ice hockey, women’s lacrosse and baseball.
As an undergraduate student at fellow-SUNYAC member Cortland, Collins spent two years working as a student trainer in the athletic department. He also completed internships with Cornell University’s men’s lacrosse team and Le Moyne’s men’s soccer program.
Collins holds an Associate of Science degree in exercise science and kinesiology from Onondaga Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training with a minor in exercise science from Cortland and a Master of Science degree in education from Le Moyne. Furthermore, Collins holds several certifications, licensures and memberships from a myriad of organizations.