Hall of Fame


The National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame exists to recognize the very best of our profession. Induction into the Hall of Fame honors athletic trainers who exemplify the mission of NATA through significant, lasting contributions that enhance the quality of health care provided by athletic trainers and advance the profession. To date, more than 330 athletic trainers have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.  These men and women have shaped the profession through their noteworthy accomplishments and dedication to service, leadership and professionalism.



  • NATA member in good standing
  • 30 years BOC certification  -or-  Retired Certified with initial certification at least 30 years prior to award year
  • 30 years membership in NATA
  • No other award, NATA or otherwise, is a prerequisite for eligibility for the Hall of Fame


Nominations are open from August 1 through September 15, annually.



2023 Hall of Fame Inductees 

  • Rick Burkholder, ATC, NASM-CES, NASM-PES
  • Lorin Cartwright, MS, ATC, CAA
  • Mark Coberley, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Tony "Fitz" Fitzpatrick, MA, LAT, ATC
  • Tory Lindley MA, ATC
  • Paul Ullucci, PhD, DPT, ATC