Rachel Marino starts as new Athletic Trainer
Horace Greeley High School is happy to welcome Rachel Marino as our
full-time Athletic Trainer.
Rachel is a 2002 graduate of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where
she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training.
as a student Athletic Trainer at Hofstra, she received the “Mark Bodenstein
Award for Excellence in Athletic Training.” This award is given annually to
student athletic trainers who show outstanding professional abilities,
initiative and excellence in the athletic training room.
In 2004, Rachel received her Master of Arts in Teaching from Sacred Heart
University in Fairfield, Connecticut. While at Sacred Heart, she was the primary
Athletic Trainer in charge of Women’s Soccer and Wrestling as well as assisting
in coverage of the other 32 Division I teams as needed. Also, Rachel was proud
to receive the “Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award.” This award is given to
the Graduate Assistant who shows outstanding leadership and ethics, as well as
acting as a valuable resource and role model for the undergraduate students.
After leaving the college setting, Rachel transitioned to working at the high
school level, most notably at Pelham Memorial High School in Pelham, New York,
where she built the athletic training program from the ground up.
Rachel has many goals for the improved health and care of our student athletes.
One of Rachel's big focuses will be on the prevention of athletic injuries. She
will be working closely with the coaches to track injuries and see how and where
we can improve our methods to try to keep our athletes as healthy as possible.
She believes in not just treating the athletes after injury, but incorporating
proper stretching and strengthening protocols to help prevent injury. She also
believes in caring for the whole athlete, and will educate the students about
proper sports nutrition, hydration and recovery.