Athletic Trainer Joins St. Mary’s Athletic Department
Release: June 28, 2019
St. Mary’s High School has named Tim Williams as the Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach at the school. Williams will work with student athletes to treat injuries, perform rehabilitation exercises, and promote training techniques to prevent injury. He will be on the sidelines with as many St. Mary’s teams as possible at home games. In conjunction with Williams coming on board at the school, he will be instrumental in supervising student athletes in the Lancer Sports Performance Lab, as St. Mary’s has transformed the standard weight room into a state-of-the-art facility.
Williams brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the high school training scene. He has been a certified trainer for the past 18 years and comes to St. Mary’s after working the past four years at Villa Maria College as their athletic trainer. Williams also worked from 2006 to 2012 at Frontier High School but really started his training career with Liberty University and their football program in 2002. It is this type of experience on a collegiate level that Williams is excited to bring to St. Mary’s: “Having worked with a Division I football program, I’ve been there. I know what it takes to get to that level,” Williams said. “I’m really looking forward to helping some of these student athletes get to that elite level if that’s what they’re working towards.”
The St. Mary’s Athletic Program as a whole has always been at the top of the Western New York sports scene, but has really found unparalleled success in recent years. Last year alone saw regular or postseason championships in women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, golf, women’s basketball, men’s lacrosse, baseball, and softball. Williams could not be more thrilled to join such an illustrious program and one that continues to be on the rise: “There is such an amazing culture of success and sportsmanship within St. Mary’s Athletics and that culture really extends outside of the gym,” he said. “Meeting people as I arrived on campus, you can really feel that sense of family and camaraderie, so I knew the time was right to jump in.”
The St. Mary’s community is equally as excited to have Williams on board: “Tim is just an invaluable resource for our student athletes,” Head of School Kevin Kelleher said. “We will really be able to utilize all of his knowledge about the human body, the best ways to treat injuries, and his supervision of our strength and conditioning program. He really adds a whole new sports medicine layer to our already-dynamic athletic program that has never really been filled before at St. Mary’s or anywhere else really. We are thrilled to have Tim come on board and can’t wait for him to become a part of all of the exiting things we have going on here,” Kelleher concluded.