The Athletic Training Service Award is an honor that recognizes MATA members in Maryland for their contributions to the profession of athletic training and the Association through local and state service.

Eligibility: To be eligible for nomination, individuals must have 10 years certified membership in Maryland. An Athletic Trainer Service Award candidate exemplifies the mission statement of the MATA, MAATA, NATA and the NATA Code of Ethics; by his/her conduct and advancement of the profession. Recipients of the NATA Service Award, Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award or members of the MATA Hall of Fame will not be considered for the MATA Service Award.  Additionally, members who are MAATA or MATA Hall of Fame, Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award or MAATA Service Award recipients will not be considered for the MATA Service Award.

Nomination Procedures:  Members who wish to nominate a deserving colleague should submit the following information by email to the Service Award Sub-Committee Chair Heather Kohlbus at

  • Nominators Name

  • Nominators Email

  • Nominators Phone

  • Nominees Name

  • Nominees Email

  • Nominees Phone

Upon receiving the nomination, the nominee will be sent the Nomination Application to be completed by the deadline contained within the application.

Athletic Trainer Service Award Recipients


Jacqueline Durst


Heather Kohlbus


Jon Glover

Nick Pitruzzella


Greg Penczek

Liz Vaught


Christine Lesh

Gina Palermo

Jeremy Parr

Tracy Layton


Brian Bradshaw

Kevin Domboski


Dan Lopez

Maureen Thompson


Maggie Souris


Karl Bailey

Amy Magladry