Sports Emergency Care Training and Readiness Certification™
SMC’s staff is comprised of highly skilled sports medicine professionals who have been selected for their practical knowledge and dedication to helping their colleagues Prepare to Respond Flawlessly® during sports’ worst moments. Each and every member of our staff is uniquely qualified to administer the In 2Min or Less!® curriculum, and there is a good chance that each has just come off the sidelines to do so. Every In 2Min or Less!® instructor can be found on the sidelines, at court side, or on the ice when not on the road instructing the In 2Min or Less!® program. You can be confident that the teaching team assigned to your program will provide the superior professional education and service that has come to be expected from Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc.
Mr. Michael Cendoma, MS, ATC
Mike has been a certified athletic trainer since 1991 and has served as the Program Director for Sports Medicine Concepts’ In 2Min or Less!® Sports Emergency Care Training since inception in 1995. Mike is also responsible for design and development of EMSoft®, SMC’s emergency action planning and auditing application. In 1998 Mike patented the FMxtractor®, an emergency face mask removal device that is described as a necessary component of every sideline emergency kit. Mike dedicates much of his professional practice to the development of practical information and techniques regarding on-field management of sports emergencies, and to ensuring that the In 2Min or Less!® curriculum provides unparalleled true-to-life emergency response training for sports medicine professionals. Mike’s work has been incorporated into many peer-reviewed works, reference texts, and a National Athletic Trainers’ Association award-winner software application. Two of Mike’s more recent scholarly endeavors have been recognized by the Journal of Athletic Training for best non-research manuscript and best research manuscript. Under Mike’s direction, the In 2Min or Less!® training curriculum has become the foundation of many of the most elite medical teams’ emergency action plans. A truly dedicated and traditional athletic trainer, Mike prefers the sidelines to any other practice setting. He can be found on any given Friday night on the sidelines for Livonia Central School District.
Clinical Focus: Clinical Instruction,
Performance Benchmarking, Competency Assessment, Program Oversight
Mr. Morgan Cendoma
Director of Media Production and Technology
Morgan is presently a Senior at Livonia High School and will be continuing on to study Information Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology. At Sports Medicine Concepts Morgan is tasked with management of all media production and technology. During administration of programming, Morgan is responsible for collecting appropriate video used to document medical team proficiency, and ensuring that all simulators and computers are properly networked and remain on-line during training. Morgan is also responsible for video production related to the company’s Informative Friday YouTube series and maintaining the company computer network. Morgan’s most recent efforts include production of videos pertaining to the care and management of the spine injured athlete that are featured ancillary materials in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons latest textbook on sports injury management.
Mr. Peter McCabe, MS, ATC
Pete graduated with his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training from SUNY Cortland in 2007, then completed his Master’s of Science degree in Health and Human Performance at Canisius College in 2009. In 2010, Peter relocated to Tampa, FL to complete a full-time internship with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. In the fall of 2011 Peter began work at Brown University in Providence, RI where he worked directly with the University’s football, wrestling, gymnastics and men’s/women’s crew teams. Currently, Mr. McCabe is an assistant athletic trainer at Nazareth College in Pittsford, NY where he is primarily assigned to men’s hockey. Peter is a certified CPR/AED Instructor through the American Red Cross and has been a member of the New York State Athletic Trainer’s Association, Eastern Athletic Trainers Association and National Athletic Trainer’s Association since 2008. Since joining the In 2Min or Less!® staff in 2012 Pete has demonstrated a level of professionalism and competence that has made him an invaluable program instructor. His firm grasp of the curriculum, demonstrated ability to routinely deliver high quality programming, and constructive input has resulted in significant educational and organizational improvements during his tenure.
Mr. Tyler Cortright, MS, ATC
Tyler is an Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist providing medical coverage and strength and conditioning leadership to high schools in Hillsdale and Jackson, MI. Tyler received his degree in Athletic Training from Hope College in 2009 and a Master’s of Science from the University of California Pennsylvania in 2010. While in college, Tyler spent two preseasons working with the Green Bay Packers. While with the Packers Tyler with treatments, rehabilitation, drug testing, and coverage of games and practices. It is quite possible that Tyler knows the In 2Min or Less!® curriculum better than anyone. Tyler has been through the program many times as a staff athletic trainer for a long-time SMC client. Tyler was recommended to SMC by his sports medicine coordinator because of his professional nature and work ethic. As an Intern Tyler quickly demonstrated an ability to interact well with participants and to get important work done in accordance with the program’s high standards. Thus, Tyler was recruited to formally join our staff as a clinical instructor.
Mr. Phil Steckley, MS, ATC, CSCS
Phil has worked as an Athletic Trainer and strength and conditioning specialist at the clinical, professional, high school and collegiate levels for 26 years. Phil obtained his BA degree in Athletic Training and Physical Education from Messiah College in 1988 and a Master of Science in Physical Education from Canisius College in 1991. Following graduation, Phil has worked in several athletic training settings including working as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Buffalo Bandits and Buffalo Blizzard professional indoor lacrosse and soccer teams from 1993 – 1995. Phil also has worked at various high school settings most recently as the head athletic trainer for Irondequoit High School from 2008 to 2014. Phil’s collegiate experience as an athletic trainer includes serving as a graduate assistant and assistant athletic trainer at Canisius College and University of Rochester. Phil also served as a clinical instructor in CAAHEP programs of Canisius College, NY and King’s College PA. He currently serves as assistant Athletic Trainer at Nazareth College in Rochester NY.
Mr. Tony Surace, MS, ATC
Tony is a certified athletic trainer and has been with the Niagara Falls City School District since 1997. Tony is the Director of Sports Medicine and Summit Rehab manager at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He oversees the sports medicine program with servicing high schools and colleges throughout Niagara and Northern Erie County. Tony graduated from Canisius College in 1996 with a BS in Athletic training/Phys. Ed. and completed his graduate work at East Stroudsburg University in PA in 1997. He completed his Master’s thesis on The Effect of Selected Tools on Facemask Removal Time and Head Motion. He has presented the subject matter of concussion management and the management of the potentially spine injured athlete to many groups including the NFL, NHL, Hospital ER staffs, NATA, NYSATA, EATA, IATA, NFL Combine (PFATS),college medical staffs and other sports healthcare professionals throughout the United States over the past 20 years.
Clinical Focus: Outreach EAP Coordination and Program Administration
Mr. Darryl Conway, MS, ATC
Darryl serves as the Senior Associate Athletic Director- Student-Athlete Health and Welfare at the University of Michigan. Darryl came to the University of Michigan in 2013 from the University of Maryland, where he served as the Assistant Athletic Director- Sports Medicine. He has also worked full-time as an athletic trainer at the University of Central Florida, the University of Northern Iowa, Morgan State University, the University of Delaware, and the New York Jets Football Club. Darryl holds a Masters’ Degree from Adelphi University (’95) in Sports Medicine and Sports Management and a Bachelors’ Degree from the University of Delaware (’93) in Physical Education Studies and Athletic Training. In addition to being a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Darryl has worked with various SWAT Teams as their Tactical Medic and Athletic Trainer, and as a volunteer EMT, and has been an American Red Cross first aid, CPR, and AED instructor for greater than 25 years.
Clinical Focus: Emergency Planning, Catastrophic and Crisis Response, Risk Management, and Cervical Spine Injury Management
Mr. Peter Bonadonna, EMT-P
Peter has been certified as a NYS EMT since 1978 and a Paramedic since 1982. He has 26 years of full-time experience in urban/metropolitan EMS. Peter is currently the Administrative Chief Paramedic at Monroe Ambulance, a proprietary ambulance service, in Rochester, New York. Peter has been teaching advanced EMTs in the Rochester region since 1984. He has been recognized by the American Heart Association, NYS Department of Health Educator of Excellence Award, The Safety Council of Rochester, and he is the only non-nurse to be honored by the Emergency Nurses Association for his work in EMS and teaching. In January 2001, Peter was awarded a Citation of Valor by the Greece Police Department Benevolent Association for his assistance in the care of an injured police officer. Peter is a member of the National Association of EMS Educators and has additional certifications including Marriott’s Cardiology, Cardiovascular Credentialing International, Certified EECP Therapist, Certified MICP, ACLS and BTLS Instructor. Peter brings an unparalleled understanding of pre-hospital care management and EMS training to the In 2Min or Less!® curriculum. His cognitive and pragmatic understanding of the pre-hospital care literature adds an invaluable dimension to In 2Min or Less!® that has impressed our Athletic Trainer, Paramedic, AMP, and Neurosurgeon participants alike.
Mr. Bradley Wilson, NRP
Brad is a nationally registered paramedic and State of Texas certified. Brad has been involved in EMS since 2001. In 2004 he became the Director of Event Medical for a small ambulance company where he was tasked with managing the day to day operations of all of the medical functions for Reliant Park (now NRG Park) and the Toyota Center, both located in Houston, Texas. Currently Brad is employed by Harris County Emergency Corps as the Team Medic for the Houston Texans where he is tasked with coordinating the field EMS teams during games, acting as a first responder for emergency trauma and medical conditions for players, coaches, and staff during practices and workouts. Brad has also works with the sports medicine team to review team EAP protocols and training. Additionally, Brad serves as a part time skills instructor for Lone Star College – Montgomery and is a BLS instructor for the American Heart Association.
Clinical Focus: Pre-Hospital Care Advanced Life-Support, Safe handling techniques, Coordination of EMS
Mr. John Mohnkern, EMT