Ryan Melligan Named New Head Athletic Trainer At Maine West



Ryan Melligan Named New Head Athletic Trainer At Maine West

Article reposted from Journal Online

Five-year Maine West High School employee Ryan Melligan will replace longtime athletic director Chuck Marth, who recently retired after 17 years.

“We appreciate all that Chuck has done for us and wish him nothing but the best,” Maine West Athletic Director Jarett Kirshner said. “Fortunately for us, we had Ryan Melligan to step in and he has demonstrated the ability to do the job at all levels and areas.”

Melligan, who previously worked at Niles West, is already familiar with the athletes, having spent the last few years as an assistant athletic trainer at the Des Plaines school.

Melligan has previously worked with the Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Sky. Melligan has worked at Athletico Physical Therapy in Des Plaines since 2012, where he served as the north region clinical CPR coordinator and instructor.

Melligan also certified all the Maine Township coaches in 2015-16 in CPR.

As an assistant, Melligan oversaw many duties, including evaluating and diagnosing initial injuries; educating athletes about their specific injuries; acting as a liaison between family physician and specialists; and maintaining an accurate record of injuries and treatments provided.

The Schaumburg resident graduated from North Central College in 2012 with a bachelor’s of art in Athletic Training and a minor of Psychology. While at NCC, Melligan earned the Outstanding Leadership Award for his work as the Cardinal athletic training student club treasurer.

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