WC's Moore enters athletic trainers' hall of fame


CHESTERTOWN — Washington College’s Thad Moore is a member of the 2019 induction class of the Maryland Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame. He served as the college’s head athletic trainer for 16 years until becoming the athletic director in August 2016.

Moore’s induction June 1 was recognition of his “dedication to Washington College, the Maryland Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the athletic training profession,” according to a letter written by Peter J. Kotz, chairman of the MATA Honors and Awards Committee.

Moore was nominated by his peers and overwhelmingly met the criteria for the award, according to a news release.

He was hired as Washington’s head athletic trainer in 2000 and served in that role until being named the athletic director.

From 2010 until 2016, Moore also served as assistant, associate and, ultimately, deputy athletic director.

He received the MATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2012 and a service award from the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association a year later.

In 2014, Moore was named the Division III Athletic Trainer of the Year by the College/University Athletic Trainers’ Committee of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and received a NATA service award.

Also in 2014, Moore was one of four recipients of Washington College’s annual Presidential Distinguished Service Awards.

He lives near Chestertown with his wife Kelley and their three sons.

Moore has been a certified athletic trainer since 1997. He earned a B.S. in physical education from Salisbury State University in 1996 and an M.A. in education with a concentration in sports management from the University of Connecticut in 1999.

Prior to his arrival at Washington College, Moore worked as an intern at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore and as the head athletic trainer at the Mark Mettrick Professional Soccer School. From 1997 to 2000 he was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at UConn, where he worked with the Huskies’ football program.

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