NEW YORK STATE
Tim Kelly received his. Bachelor of Science, Physical Education. Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa and his Master of Arts, Exercise Science. Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska.
Following his education, Tim left the mid-west to work as an assistant athletic trainer at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, and five years later, in 1992, he was named Head Athletic Trainer. He has also served as Academic Staff through the John A. Feagin Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship (2009 – present), and as Adjunct Faculty for the United States Military-Baylor University Post-Professional Sports Medicine-Physical Therapy Doctoral Residency Program (2001- present).
His athletic training experience includes working as a Medical Advisor Department of the Army, US Army Special Operations, Fort Bragg, NC (1998, 00, 02), Empire State Games, (1996, 1997), United States Olympic Team Staff Athletic Trainer Selection, Atlanta, GA (1996), United States Pan-American Team Staff Athletic Trainer in Mar Del Plata, Argentina (1995), as a US Olympic Sports Festival Staff Athletic Trainer in Los Angeles, CA (1991), and initiated his USOC work as an Intern in Lake Placid, New York. (1990). He worked for the NFL Buffalo Bills as an Intern Athletic Trainer during the Summers 1984, 85, 87, 88, and 89.
Tim Kelly’s service to the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) included positions as a Regional Representative (1992 – 1994) President-Elect, President, Past President (1994 – 2000), the John Sciera Service Award Chairman (2003 – 2008), Thomas Sheehan Award Chairman (2000– 2008) and Thomas Sheehan Award Committee Member (2008-present). He was a member of the New York State Board of Education Committee on Athletic Training from 2001- 2011 with an extended position.
Tim is currently the Armed Forces Athletic Training Society President-Elect, President, Past-President (2009 – present) and serves as a National Athletic Trainers’ Association Military Mentor, 2007- present, an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI) and Board of Certification (BOC) Home Study Reviewer. 2000- present, and serves as a medical consultant for the United States Military Academy Preparatory School in Ft. Monmouth, NJ (1992- present).
He also has presented on the local, regional and national level and has published research. He was honored as the College Athletic Trainer of the Year by the All-American Football Foundation (1999). He also received the NYSATA Thomas J. Sheehan Award (2004), the NATA Service Award (2006), the 1st Lieutenant Derek Hines Memorial Service Award (2008), and the NATA 25 year membership award (2009). In 2012, NYSATA awarded Tim with the Hall of Fame induction.