Sports medicine announces personnel changes

VESTAL, NY – The Binghamton Sports Medicine Office has hired three new employees and made one promotion. All these changes apply from the current semester.

Kaitlin Sznajder was an intern at Binghamton during the 2021-22 academic year working with the baseball team. She has been promoted to Assistant Athletic Coach and also works with the women’s soccer program. From 2019-21, Sznajder worked as a graduate assistant at the University of South Carolina. While there, she worked with the Gamecocks’ track and field program. Sznajder received her bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University in 2018 and her master’s degree from South Carolina in 2021.

Morgan Baker is an Assistant Athletic Trainer primarily working with the volleyball, swim and dive programs. She came from Ithaca College where she worked on the rowing, wrestling and volleyball programs in the 2021-22 academic year. During her undergraduate career at James Madison University (2017-21), Baker worked with the Dukes’ volleyball, baseball and women’s soccer programs. In August 2022 she completed her Masters in Ithaca.

Nicholas Economous is an Assistant Athletic Coach working primarily with men’s basketball and cross country programs. He joined from SUNY Oswego, where he has worked with the baseball, men’s soccer and wrestling programs since February 2021. Economou has also worked at SUNY-Plattsburgh (2019) and Minnesota-Duluth (2020). He graduated from SUNY-Plattsburgh in 2017 and received his master’s degree from the College of Scholastica in 2020.

Tracy O’Hara is a practice assistant for sports medicine. She has almost 30 years of experience as an office clerk in the insurance and dental sectors. She also currently works for the Triple Cities Family Dental Practice. Tracy has been a season ticket holder for Bearcat Basketball since 2002.

“The sports medicine team is very excited about the new additions to our team,” said Kara Gorgos, director of sports medicine and performance. “Kaitlin was a great addition to our staff as an intern last year, so hiring her as a full-time athletic trainer was an easy decision. Morgan came to us highly recommended by Ithaca and has quickly proven her worth here this fall. A Vestal native, Nick returns home with great experience. Tracy has a wealth of experience as an office clerk in both the dental and insurance fields. Your skills are critical to the smooth running of the Sports Medicine Department. This group will improve the quality of healthcare that the sports medicine department provides to student athletes.”

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