Irish Connection provides a feature on men’s basketball athletic trainer Skip Meyer working his 1,000th game at Notre Dame, the women’s basketball trip to New York and hockey’s recent Practice on the Pond.
William “Skip” Meyer is the longtime athletic trainer of the Notre Dame men’s basketball team and also works with the Irish men’s and women’s golf teams. A native of Torrington, Conn., Meyer joined the Notre Dame staff in 1979 after serving a three-year stint as an athletic trainer at Lehigh University. While at the Bethlehem, Pa. institution, Meyer worked with the Engineers’ baseball, men’s basketball and football teams. Since starting at Notre Dame, Meyer has worked 1,000 games at the University in his capacity as an athletic trainer.
Meyer, who helps with the health care and treatment of all Notre Dame varsity student-athletes in addition to traveling with the men’s basketball team, attended Central Connecticut State College. He received an associate’s degree in recreation and a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education in 1974. Meyer then obtained his master’s degree from Trenton State College in 1976.
In addition to his duties with the Notre Dame sports medicine staff, Meyer teaches a variety of courses in the University’s physical education department, and he is a representative on the ACC Conference Sports Medicine Committee. He also is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). In 2003, he received an honorary monogram from t he Notre Dame Monogram Club.
Meyer and his wife, the former Pam Colangel of Torrington, Conn., have two children: son Christopher, and daughter, Lindsey.