Ron “Doc” VanDam, PhD, ATC, a long time athletic trainer and faculty member at the University of Central Missouri passed away on July 26, 2014. Ron’s 30 years of service to UCM benefitted the athletic and academic programs, and he mentored hundreds of athletic trainers and athletic training students during his career. He served as president of the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association and as a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. He was inducted into the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Hall of Fame in 1988, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1994, the District V Mid-American Athletic Trainers’ Hall of Fame in 1997, and the UCM Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.
MoATA offers our deepest sympathies to the VanDam family and friends.