Suffolk University Athletic Training

Athletic Training Mission Statement
The Athletic Training Department supports the ongoing education of Varsity student-athletes through the Suffolk University Athletics Department’s Mission with a commitment to the student-athlete’s physical, mental and emotional well-being.

The Athletic Training Department is dedicated towards providing a safe, effective, high quality health care system for the student-athlete with a focus on accurate diagnosis and treatment grounded in evidence based foundations. This is achieved through the Rams Head Athletic trainer, Jeff Stone, along with licensed, certified athletic trainers, orthopedic surgeons and physicians holding specialty degrees.

The Athletic Training Department is proud to be affiliated with the Massachusetts General Hospital Sports Medicine Center, which gives Suffolk’s student-athletes access to world class resources including appropriate referrals, restoration and improvement of health and well-being, enhancement of student-athlete performance and implementation of collaborative preventive measures. MGH Sports Medicine & Sports Physical Therapy, which provides the medical care for the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and the New England Revolution, is just steps away from the Rams home – the Ridgeway Building.

Suffolk’s Athletic Training Department embraces the significance of its student-athlete’s well-being and provides the upmost medical care.

Jeff Stone, Head Athletic Trainer

Jeff Stone is entering his 12th year as the Athletic Trainer for the Rams in 2016-17. A 1976 graduate of Northeastern University, Boston-Bouve College, he has over 35 years of sports medical experience. His resume includes athletic training experiences at Framingham State College, Ashland and Natick High Schools and the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.

Stone was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Hall of Fame in June, 2012. He is one of only 17 athletic trainers in Massachusetts ever to be awarded that distinction. He was honored with the Cramer Award for outstanding service to the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association in January, 2012, as well as the EATA Henry Schein-MBN Scholastic Athletic Trainer Award in 1991.

Stone served as District One Director for the NATA from 2004-2010, sitting as the New England representative for over 2,000 certified athletic trainers on the NATA Board of Directors. He is also a Past President of the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts (ATOM) and was inducted into the ATOM Hall of Fame in 2011. The current Medical Coordinator of the Bay State Games, Stone was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2006.

Stone was named the inaugural Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2008, and again in 2011.


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HOURS OF OPERATION & LOCATION

The Athletic Training Room has office hours during the school year from 11 am - 4 pm. The room is located in the Athletic Department on the second floor of the Ridgeway Building, room 209.

The Athletic Training Room is open two hours prior to all athletic competitions at Regan Gymnasium – volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball – and is equipped with state-of-the-art therapy modalities.

Pre-and-post practice treatment is available by appointment with Head Athletic Trainer Jeff Stone.

An athletic trainer will be present for athletic competition at the following auxiliary sites:

  • East Boston Memorial Park – Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Softball
  • Emmons Horrigan O'Neil Memorial Rink in Charlestown – Ice Hockey
  • Buckingham, Brown & Nichols School in Cambridge - Men’s and Women’s Tennis