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About Francis J. George

Frank George graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1962 and in 1963 he received his certificate of physical therapy from Boston University. He worked as a staff physical therapist at Fitzsimmons General Hospital from 1964-1966. In 1966 George became the Head Athletic Trainer at Brown University where he remained until his retirement in .

Frank George served as an athletic trainer for the US Olympic team at Innsbruck, Austria in 1976 and also lectured in Japan as a guest of the country. In 1980 he was the supervisor of athletic training for the winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid.

Frank George was instrumental in winning a five year struggle to bring licensure to athletic trainers in Rhode Island. He won the EATA Cramer Award in 1982 and he presented the Pinky Newell Address at the 1993 EATA Annual Meeting.

The most notable of George’s numerous positions in the NATA was a four-year term as president from 1974-1978. The preceding two years had been spent as vice president of the NATA.

Frank George was also given the NATA Distinguished service award in 1988 in recognition of his outstanding work during his five-year term as chairperson of the Grants and Scholarship committee. In 1991 he was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame.

 

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