Daniel D. Dennett MS, ATC is a native of Queensbury, NY and has been an NATA certified athletic trainer since 1990. Coach “D” will be entering his 4th year at SUNY Adirondack as the Associate Professor for Health and Physical Education in addition to overseeing the Athletic Training program.
While pursuing a career in Education and Sports Medicine Dan chose to begin his college career at Herkimer County CC where he received an AS degree. He then completed a Bachelors Degree from Old Dominion University in Physical Education. After completing a Masters Degree in Sports Science from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, AL. Dan was employed as a Physical Education Teacher/Athletic Trainer in Stafford, Virginia. While in Stafford County for 12 years he established a state of the art athletic training program for three (AAA) high schools. After completing the George Mason Secondary School Educational Leadership Program he served as Assistant Athletic Director and 2 years as an Assistant Principal. Dan has been the head athletic trainer for the NJCAA Division III Baseball World Series and the NYS Public High School Federation Basketball Tournament, both events held in Glens Falls, NY. Other experience includes head athletic trainer at SUNY Cobleskill as well as assistant baseball coach at Adirondack Community College. One of his most memorable experiences has been athletic training at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Dan has also worked with high level athletes at the Peak Performance Center in Saratoga along with providing athletic training services for Columbia High School. Dan taught Health and Physical Education at Ballston Spa High School and provided Athletic Training for all sports programs. Dan is an active member of the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association as Chairperson for the Secondary School Committee. He also is the NJCAA Region III Athletic Training rep for the Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference.
Mr. “D” has extensive experience in the field of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training having worked with outstanding athletic programs from high school to the Olympic level athletes. He has established a network of some of the finest athletic trainers and orthopedic physicians in the country. As a certified physical education teacher and athletic trainer he has also developed a Sports Medicine curriculum designed for teaching students the practical skills of athletic training at the secondary school level. Dan has guided over 100+ high school students to pursue the field of Sports Medicine in college over the past 20 years. Dan and his wife Anne reside in Queensbury with their three children Danielle, Johnathon and Devin who are all actively involved in the Queensbury School District.Athletic Training: National Athletic Trainer's Association, Board Certified since 1990 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta – Cycling Team Head Athletic Trainer Virginia High School StateTournament (Football, Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Baseball, Basketball, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Soccer & Cross-country) Stafford County Public Schools Health/PE Athletic Trainer- Stafford, VA. National High School Track Invt’l Athletic Trainer - Raleigh, NC. New York State HS State Tournaments (Basketball, Wrestling & Indoor- Track) Adirondack Community College- Athletic Trainer/Assistant Baseball & Softball coach SUNY Cobleskill - Head Athletic Trainer NJCAA Div III Baseball World Series – Tournament Athletic Trainer NYS Secondary Schools Athletic Trainer Rep. (Section 2) Columbia High School - Athletic Trainer - East Greenbush, NY NJCAA Div III Head Athletic Trainer National Baseball Team Capital Land Football Camp – Head Athletic Trainer Northeast Collegiate Soccer Empire Showcase - Athletic Trainer Ballston Spa High School-Health/PE/Athletic Trainer NYSPHSAA/Federation Basketball Tournament NYSATA Chairperson for Secondary School Committee
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