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Athletic Training faculty member honored by professional association

Randy Meador, MS, ATC, was inducted into the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA) Hall of Fame this May. Meador serves as coordinator of athletic training services for WVU intercollegiate athletic program, Head Men’s Basketball athletic trainer and clinical instructor for the CPASS athletic training curriculum program.

Meador earned his Master of Science degree in athletic training from CPASS (1985), where he then began his long career as the head athletic trainer for the WVU Men’s Basketball team.

Meador explains about the significance of contributing to MAATA. “You want to give back to the profession that has done so much for you, that assisting in any little way is rewarding. I was always appreciative to who mentored and instructed me, that it only seems appropriate to try and reciprocate,” Meador said.

According to MAATA, Meador received high praise from his peers. “Meador is the consummate professional whose personal integrity, service and desire to serve others positively impacts the athletic training profession every day.”

Meador has also earned NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award (2014); MAATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award (2011); WVATA Athletic Trainer of the Year Award (2003); West Virginia 30 Year Service Award.

The MAATA Hall of Fame award recognizes qualified members for their exceptional and unique contributions to the athletic training profession. It reflects a lifetime dedication and impact to the Association and the field of athletic training.

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