• What is an Athletic Trainer? 


    Athletic trainers are licensed health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize patient activity and participation in athletics. The practice of athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions and certain medical conditions in order to minimize impairments, and functional limitations. The profession of athletic training is recognized by The American Medical Association. The most common athletic training work settings include high schools, colleges, universities, professional sports teams, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, and physician's offices.

     

    Wheaton North's Athletic Training Staff:

    Head Trainer, Steve Mayo   Head ATC Steve Mayo:  stephen.mayo@cusd200.org

    Mr. Mayo has served as Wheaton North High School’s athletic trainer for the past 29 seasons. Steve is certified by the Board of Certification and is licensed as an Athletic Trainer in the State of Illinois. Currently, he holds memberships with the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA) and the Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Association (IATA). Mr. Mayo received his BS degree in athletic training from Western Illinois University in 1985 and completed his MS in Sports medicine at the University of Illinois in 1990.

    Matt Brodie   ATC Matt Brodie:  matt.brodie@nm.org

    Mr. Brodie enters his fourth season as Assistant Athletic Trainer at Wheaton North High School employed through Northwestern Medicine.  He earned his BS in athletic training from Northern Illinois University in 2012.  Mr. Brodie has previously worked as a certified athletic trainer for Hinsdale South High School.  Matt is certified by the Board of Certification and is licensed as an Athletic Trainer in the State of Illinois. Currently, he holds memberships with the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA) and the Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Association (IATA).

    James Garcia   ATC James Garcia:  james.garcia@cusd200.org

    Mr. Garcia enters his first season as Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Wheaton North Falcons, employed through Northwestern Medicine.  He completed his BS in athletic training from Aurora University in 2015 and obtained a master's in special education from St. Cloud State University in 2018. James has previously taught at Conrady Junior High.  He is certified by the Board of Certification and is licesed as an Athletic Trainer in the State of Illinois.