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Sports Medicine Staff

Kelly Coleman, MS, ATC, LAT

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

ColemanKelly Coleman is in her first year as an Athletic Trainer for Clubs Sports at UConn, providing Athletic Training services for the majority of the University’s 43 Club Sports Organizations. She has experience working at NCAA Division I, II, and III Collegiate Athletics as well as the secondary school level. Most recently, Kelly worked at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut providing primary coverage for Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Ice Hockey, and Women’s Lacrosse, as well as secondary coverage for the College’s other varsity sports. Kelly’s primary research interests include investigating women in a leadership role within the Higher Education and Athletic Training communities as well as the management of work-life balance among female Athletic Trainers. Kelly is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut. She received her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from UConn in 2010 and master’s degree from James Madison University in 2012.

Rachel Katch, MS, ATC, LAT

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

KatchRachel Katch is in her first year as an Athletic Trainer for Club Sports at UConn, providing Athletic Training services for the majority of club sport organizations. Rachel has experience at the Division II and III collegiate level, the secondary school level, and at mass medical events. In addition, Rachel has conducted research in a multitude of topics, however, her interests include preventing sudden death in athletes, particularly pertaining to exertional heat stroke and cardiac illnesses and injury in the laborer and military setting. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut. She received her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI in 2014, and master’s degree in Kinesiology: emphasis in Exercise Science from the University of Connecticut in 2016.

Alicia Pike, MS, ATC, LAT

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Alicia PikeAlicia Pike is in her second year as an Athletic Trainer for Club Sports at UConn, providing Athletic Training services for club sports athletes. She has experience working at the secondary school level, as well as with Division I collegiate athletics. Her research interests include injury prevention through educational interventions and the level of athletic training coverage in secondary schools. She recently investigated the extent of medical coverage in private secondary schools across the United States as a follow-up study to the assessment of athletic training services in public secondary schools. Alicia is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut. She received her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from High Point University in 2013 and master’s degree from the University of Connecticut in 2015.

 

Matthew Hall, DO

Director of Sports Medicine

ImageDr. Matthew Hall is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Connecticut. He is the director of the UConn Sports Concussion Program. Dr. Hall graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at Brown University, and sports medicine fellowship at UConn.Dr. Hall is the medical director for the UConn Club Sports teams and provides physician sideline coverage for a local high school. He also enjoys volunteering medical coverage for large events such as marathons and triathlons. His clinical practice focuses on sports injuries and non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal problems. His clinical interests include sports concussions, overuse injuries in young athletes, and the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries.