CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Washington College Director of Athletics Thad Moore, who previously served as the school's Head Athletic Trainer, will be presented with the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award by the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association (MAATA) at that organization's annual symposium May 19th in Ocean City, Md.
Moore, who still assists as needed with the College's athletic training efforts and works as an ATC Spotter for the NFL at M&T Bank Stadium, has a long history of service in professional organizations in the field. He served six years as President of the Maryland Athletic Trainers Association (MATA) and is in his 14th year as chair of MATA's Political Action Committee. He is also currently a member of MATA's Legislative Committee after serving nine years as that committee's chair. At the district level, he spent six years as a member of MAATA's District Council.
Moore was part of a core group of athletic trainers that obtained licensure for athletic trainers in the state of Maryland in 2009. As president, he reinstated the state symposium in 2005 and it is still active today. He also helped create the MATA Hall of Fame, helped organize the honors and awards process, and created the first statewide email group to better communicate with members.
On behalf of MATA, Moore provided athletic training coverage for various state championship events from 2004-2012. He also continues to help provide coverage for the annual Special Olympics of Maryland Unified Sports Bocce Ball Championship at Washington College.
The MAATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award is the latest of a growing number of honors for Moore. He received the MATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2012 and a Service Award from MAATA a year later. In 2014, he was named the Division III Athletic Trainer of the Year by the College/University Athletic Trainers' Committee (CUATC) of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and received a NATA Service Award. In February of that same year, he was one of four recipients of the College's annual Presidential Distinguished Service Awards.