Darryl Conway, MA, AT, ATC
Darryl Conway serves as the Senior Associate Athletic Director & Chief Health & Welfare Officer at the University of Michigan. In that role, he oversees Athletic Medicine, Performance Science, Performance Nutrition, Olympic Strength and Conditioning, Performance Science, and Equipment Operations personnel, as well as serving as the liaison to the Athletic Counseling Team & Team Physicians from Michigan Medicine and the University of Michigan University Health Services. Darryl came to the University of Michigan in 2013 from the University of Maryland, where he served as the Assistant Athletic Director- Sports Medicine. Darryl has also worked fulltime
as an athletic trainer at the University of Central Florida, the University of Northern Iowa, Morgan State University, the University of Delaware, and the New York Jets Football Club. Darryl holds a Masters’ Degree from Adelphi University (’95) in Sports Medicine and Sports Management and a Bachelors’ Degree from the University of Delaware (’93) in Physical Education Studies and Athletic Training.
In addition to being a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Darryl has worked with various SWAT Teams as their Tactical Medic and Athletic Trainer, and as a volunteer EMT, and has been an American Red Cross first aid, CPR, and AED instructor for 30 years. Darryl will be the incoming Chair of the NATA’s Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (June 2021), serves as Co-Chair of the NCAA’s Diverse Student-Athlete Mental Health & Well-Being Task Force, is a member of the State of Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers, and previously served on the NATA Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE). Darryl also serves as an Adjunct
Instructor in Adrian College’s Pre-Professional Athletic Training Program, as Assistant Program Director & Instructor with Sports Medicine Concepts, Co-Director & Continuing Education Coordinator of Sports Medicine Emergency Management (SMEM), an Instructor with Stop the Bleed, and has worked as an Athletic Trainer at the Winter X Games and various Red Bull extreme events. Darryl is also a member of the Spine Injury in Sports Group (SISG), the Xenith Scientific Advisory Committee, and as a consultant with RG Medical Diagnostics.
Darryl was named as a Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) in 2019 and was recognized by the College Athletic Trainers’ Society (CATS) in 2018 with the prestigious Quality of Life Award. Darryl’s professional interests lie in the fields of Emergency Planning, Catastrophic and Crisis Response; Athletics Risk Management; Advanced Wound Care; Opioid Overdose Management; Exertional Heat Injury Management, and On-Field Management of Cervical Spine Injuries; and he is a frequent presenter at regional and national meetings on these topics. Darryl was a contributing author of the “Best Practices and Current Care Concepts in Prehospital Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete in American Tackle Football” and “Consensus
Recommendations on the Prehospital Care of the Injured Athlete with a Suspected Cervical Spine Injury”.
Darryl has a son (Michael- 17) and a daughter (Kiara- 2), and lives with his wife, Dr. Sheena Long, AT, PT, and
three (3) Rottweilers- Apollo, Titan, & Louie, in Dundee, MI.