John Davis, Head Athletic Trainer, Inducted into NATA Hall of Fame

John Davis was recently inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Hall of Fame at their Induction Ceremony. There, the 2018 inductees were individually recognized with videos, speeches and the presentation of green jackets during this special and inspiring event. The NATA Hall of Fame exists to recognize the very best in the profession, honoring athletic trainers who exemplify the mission of NATA through significant, lasting contributions that enhance the quality of health care provided by athletic trainers and advance the profession. To date, more than 250 athletic trainers have been inducted, and these men and women have shaped the profession through their noteworthy accomplishments and dedication to service, leadership and professionalism. 

John Davis has been committed to quality health care for student athletes since 1984 and is credited with establishing the Montclair State University athletic training program in 2000. Davis is the Head Athletic Trainer for Inter-Collegiate Athletics and has been an adjunct professor int he Exercise Science and Physical Education department. 

Davis was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association in 1988. In 1992, he became the District Two secretary and helped to form the NATA District Secretaries’/Treasurers’ Committee. He was also elected President of the EATA in 2011. Celebrated for his leadership and service, he was inducted into the Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey’s Hall of Fame in 2006 and the MSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012. MSU also honored Davis in 2010 by dedicating its athletic training facility as the John Davis and Dr. M. Benjamin Burton Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Center. In 2018, he was inducted into the ETA ’49 Club and also received the EATA Student Delegation Jeff Stone Service Award.