Hall of Fame


Mike Guerrero
Mike Guerrero has been an active contributor to the field of athletic training for more than 25 years. Mike received his bachelor’s degree in physical education and health from East Carolina University and his Master’s degree in Education from North Carolina State University, where he also was a graduate assistant athletic trainer.

Following his graduation, Mike returned to his alma mater, Garner High School where he has served as a teacher and head athletic trainer for the past 23 years. He has served as an approved clinical instructor for UNC-Chapel Hill’s athletic training program since 2000. In addition, Mike has served as the Shrine Bowl of the Carolina’s Athletic Training Chairperson since 2005, where he has been responsible for organizing the healthcare of the Shrine Bowl Participants. Mike has been also been an active member within our state promoting the profession. He has served as the State Database Chair (1999-2002) and currently serves as the Vendor Chair on the Finance Committee and the Registration Chair on the State Meeting Committee for the NCATA. He also serves on the NCHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Board.

Mike was named the NCATA High School Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2000 and 2006 and recognized nationally with the NATA Service Award in 2008. As a professional, Mike has always been willing to help and offer support for fellow athletic trainers and sports medicine professionals as seen in his many areas of involvement, mostly ones that keep him behind the scenes, but vital to the success of the activity.


Bob Casmus
Bob Casmus has served the Athletic Training profession admirably for over 25 years. Bob graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Health Education from Temple University and completed his Master’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in athletic training from the University of Arizona. Following his graduation, he worked as the head athletic trainer at Palo Verde High School (1984-1985) before moving to North Carolina to serve as the Head Athletic Trainer and Instructor at Chowan College (1985-1990). He now serves as the Head Athletic Trainer and Instructor at Catawba College, where he has worked since 1990.

Bob has served the profession of athletic training at all levels. He has served on the NCATA public relations committee (2000-2005) and the college/university athletic trainers’ committee (2009-2012), which he now chairs. He also served as the VP for the NCBATE (2006-2012). At the district level, he currently serves on the MAATA Honors and Awards Committee (2010-present). Nationally, Bob served on the NATA Foundation Board of Directors (2005-2011) and has served on the BOC Examination and Development Committee since 1996. He has also been a committee member with NATA Public Relations (200-2005), College/University Athletic Trainers (2007-2011), and the Hall of Fame (2011-Present).

Bob was named the NCATA College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2003 and 2008. He has been recognized nationally with the NATA Service Award (2005), NCAA Division 2 Athletic Trainer of the Year (2007), and Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer (2010). He also received the BOC Dan Libera Service Award (2005). Bob’s induction into the NCATA Hall of Fame is a testament to his numerous contributions to students, young professionals, and the profession of athletic training.

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