Written by Joe Fiorino Friday, 30 October 2009 00:00
I read with interest several weeks ago The AD’s Corner column regarding the Glen Cove Athletic Trainer. What I was discouraged by was the fact that we re-hired the same trainer from last year, Peter Adragna. While Mr. Adragna may be a well-qualified trainer, his other commitments which prevent him from being at the school in time for the team’s taking the field for practice is unacceptable. The school trainer needs to be available to the athletes prior to practice and games. This issue was brought up several times last year to Dr. Silverman and obviously nothing was done about it. Recently, the JV football team almost forfeited their game because the trainer was not at the field. Luckily, the school was able to get one of our EMT’s from the fire dept to help out. Just like the school boiler fiasco, why don’t we look to find a local trainer like all of the other school districts do?