Joyce Named Head Athletic Trainer

NEW PALTZ, NY — SUNY New Paltz Director of Athletics, Stuart Robinson, has announced the hiring of Mr. Kevin Joyce as its new head athletic trainer.

“We are excited to have Kevin onboard. His knowledge and experience working with several athletic programs will be an asset as he transitions into his position here at SUNY New Paltz,” said Robison. “His familiarity with SUNY and the impressive work that he and his colleagues have produced at Plattsburgh will serve our student-athletes well.”

In addition to the daily coverage of practices and games, he will be responsible for the development and the maintenance of the health care program for student-athletes. In particular, he will supervise the treatment of injuries and administer rehabilitative exercise.

Joyce joins the New Paltz staff after spending four years as the assistant Athletic Trainer and strength coach as Plattsburgh State, where he was the primary athletic trainer for women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s ice hockey and men’s lacrosse.

Prior to Plattsburgh, Joyce spent two years as the assistant Athletic Trainer at Elmira College and worked as an athletic training intern at the United States Merchant Marine Academy for one year. He has served as an athletic trainer at the Empire State Games, has covered the Powell Brothers Lacrosse camp, has coordinated the medical coverage for the NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey National Championships and has worked multiple conditioning camps.

He holds professional memberships in the Athletic Trainers’ Society, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He also holds certifications as a registered New York Athletic Trainer, the NATABOC as a licensed athletic trainer, and is a certified instructor for American Red Cross CPR, First Aid, and CPR/FPR.

Joyce received a bachelor’s degree in human movement and sports science from Sacred Heart University in 2000 and completed a master’s degree from Elmira in 2003.