Distinguished Alumni Awards
W. W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award
Eugene Monahan - 2014
Gene Monahan graduated cum laude from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and an emphasis on professional athletic training in 1969. While at IU, Mr. Monahan served as an assistant athletic trainer for the varsity football, basketball, and baseball teams from 1965 to 1969. He served as a Minor League Athletic Trainer for 10 seasons from 1963 to 1972, before transitioning to his role as a Major League Head Athletic Trainer for the New York Yankees from 1973 to 2011 where he served for 39 seasons. Mr. Monahan has also served as an Athletic Trainer for several Major League Baseball All-Star Games, as well as during the Major League Baseball All-Star Japan Tour. He was named Head Athletic Trainer for Team USA in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. With the Yankees, Mr. Monahan made 11 World Series appearances and 7 World Championships.
Mr. Monahan has served as the Committee Chair for the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society Scholarship Committee and as a member of the National Public Relations Committee for the National Athletic Trainers Association. He has received numerous awards including the Lifetime achievement Award from the American College of Sports Medicine in 1995, the Distinguished Service Award from the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society in 1997, and in 2006 was elected to the New York State Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame.