Tim Kerin Award for Excellence

About Tim Kerin

Tim Kerin began his professional career as the head athletic trainer at Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh in 1969, and eventually worked his way up into the same post at the University of Tennessee. His commitment to the profession rewarded him with countless honors, including the Chancellor’s Citation from the University of Tennessee in 1990, the Southeast Athletic Trainer’s Association Award of Merit in 1991, Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Tennessee Athletic Trainer’s Society in 1992 and induction into the NATA Hall of Fame in 1993. As an early leader in a growing profession, Tim’s enthusiasm and devotion helped make athletic training what it is today.
It has been Gatorade’s honor to help grow Tim’s legacy by sponsoring the award since its inception in 1994.


Tim Kerin Award

The annual Tim Kerin Award for Excellence celebrates the memory of Tim Kerin and supports the profession of athletic training. Symbolized with a three-leaf clover, the honor is given to an athletic trainer who embodies Tim Kerin’s finest qualities: service, dedication and integrity. Starting in 2016, Gatorade is expanding the legacy of this distinguished honor by holding an open call for nominations.
 In addition to being honored at the NATA Clinical Symposium & AT Expo, this year’s winner will receive:

  • One night hotel stay at NATA Clinical Symposium & AT Expo
  • Travel to/from NATA Clinical Symposium & AT Expo
  • $2,500 donation to a charity of the winner’s choice
  • $2,500 for the award winner

Nominate an athletic trainer who is an outstanding example of service, dedication and integrity by submitting the nomination form by March 7, 2016.


Past Tim Kerin Award Recipients

  • 2015 Sally Nogle
  • 2014 Ron Courson
  • 2013 Kevin O’Neill
  • 2012 Gene Monohan, ATC
  • 2011 Sandy Miller, MEd, ATC
  • 2010 Steve Bair
  • 2009 Julie Max
  • 2008 Ron Culp
  • 2007 Lindsy McLean
  • 2006 Dean Weber
  • 2005 Tom Abdenour
  • 2004 Denny Miller
  • 2003 Karen Toburen
  • 2002 Dean Kleinschmidt
  • 2001 Jerry Rhea
  • 2000 Chris Patrick
  • 1999 Fred Hoover
  • 1998 Ronnie Barnes
  • 1997 Marje Albohm
  • 1996 Leroy Mullins
  • 1995 Otho Davis
  • 1994 George Sullivan
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