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.