Ian Rogol, M.Ed., LAT, ATC is entering his ninth year as Head Athletic Trainer at the University of Mary Washington. He is responsible for the daily athletic training room operations, including supervising 2 full time staff members, 3 part time certified athletic trainers and student athletic training aides, injury management and rehabilitation, and ensuring acute and chronic medical evaluation and treatment for all varsity sport athletes.
He was inducted into the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association (VATA) Hall of Fame in 2018. This award recognizes VATA members for going above and beyond in his/her dedication and service to benefit the athletic training profession in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2016 he was honored as a recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Service award, an award which recognizes NATA members for their contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. In 2012 he was honored by the VATA as the College and University Athletic Trainer of the Year across all three divisions. The award recognizes strong work ethic and dedication to the athletes and athletic training as a profession.
Prior to Mary Washington, Rogol spent the previous 14 years working at the secondary school level.
Rogol earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in 1994 from James Madison University in Kinesiology/athletic training. In 1996 he received a Master of Education in Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia. While attending the University of Virginia he completed an athletic training internship at Fork Union Military Academy.
A certified member of the NATA and licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine, Rogol also has membership in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA), and the VATA. He has held many positions within the VATA, including treasurer from 2011-2016. Rogol also was the Region III representative and Chair of the Constitution and By-Laws Committee. Additionally he serves as a member of the Virginia High School League’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. He is certified in CPR/AED and First Aid by the American Red Cross.
He has presented and published research on the effects of open versus closed kinetic chain exercises in improving shoulder joint reposition sense equally in healthy subjects at the NATA Annual Meeting and Symposia and Journal of Athletic Training. Rogol has made numerous presentations to athletic training groups as well as other medical professionals. He has spoken on the topics of concussions, appropriate medical coverage for athletic events, and on the field care of the spine injured athlete. He has worked closely with local EMS providers, orthopedists, and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians. Locally he has presented at the Orthopedic Special Clinic and Fredericksburg Area Sports Medicine conference on ulnar collateral ligament sprains in throwing athletes. Additionally, he has provided several interviews to local newspapers on the subjects of heat and hydration, ankle sprains, supplements and athletes, and concussion in athletes.