by John Beagle
Monroe High School's very own "Stu" Wilson was recognized by the State of Ohio when he was named the 2007 Ohio Athletic Trainers Association athleteic trainer of the Year.
A stated goal of the OATA is to increase the awareness amongst secondary school administrators on the athletic training profession, Ohio laws regarding the profession, and the benefits of having athletic trainers on staff.
Stu Wilson will be honored at a banquet on May 9th in Akron, Ohio. Stu was one of 3 trainers to receive this award. This award is awarded to trainers at the high school and college levels. Stu was the only high school trainer selected this year, the other two awards went to college trainers from Ohio colleges. We are very proud of Stu and glad to have his expertise for our athletes.
Photos: Stu Wilson on cell phone during Hornet Football game. Hall of Fame in Convocation Center on the Campus of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. A plaque with Stu Wilson's name inscribed will be on display here.
Past OATA Athletic Trainer of the Year
Don Fuller - University of Findlay
Bonnie Goodwin - Capital University
Stu Wilson - Monroe High School
Jeff Cassella - Mentor High School
Charles Goodwin - Otterbein College
Mike McNicol - Newark High School
Brian Sifferlin - Massillon Washington High School
Chris Mizer - Columbus Blue Jackets
Mike Moore - Lakota East High School
Kitty Newsham - Kent State University