Cottone inducted into Athletic Trainers’ Hall of Fame

Cottone inducted into Athletic Trainers’ Hall of Fame

09/14/2020 

John Cottone, dean of the School of Professional Studies, will be the 18th inductee into the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.

Due to the ongoing global pandemic, Cottone will be recognized at a later date.

Cottone, a member of the SUNY Cortland faculty since 1985, was director of the SUNY Cortland Athletic Training Program for 23 years and has served on more than 30 committees, many of which address critical components of the university’s mission.

As Kinesiology Department chair, Cottone was responsible for training and preparing countless athletic trainers who now serve as members of NYSATA. He was a 2007 recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.

John Cottone portrait
Cottone

Before joining Cortland as an assistant professor of physical education and head athletic trainer, he began his professional career as an assistant professor of physical education and the athletic trainer at Castleton (Vt.) State College.

He was the 2001 recipient of the NYSATA Thomas J. Sheehan Sr. Award, the association’s highest honor recognizing individuals who possess character, commitment and achievement in the athletic training profession.

In 2008, alumni and staff of the Athletic Training Program endowed the John Cottone Athletic Training Scholarship in his name.

Cottone served as NYSATA president from 2008 to 2010 and reviewed manuscripts for Human Kinetics, a publishing company. He also has written articles on topics in training and presented papers at athletic conferences throughout the Northeast.

As dean of the School of Professional Studies since 2008, Cottone leads the school’s six academic departments.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Cottone grew up in West Babylon, N.Y. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Castleton State College, where he was a standout lacrosse player and an inductee into the Castleton State Athletic Hall of Fame. He earned a master’s degree in physical education and athletic training from Indiana State University and his doctorate in education from Syracuse University.

The NYSATA Hall of Fame, located in SUNY Cortland’s Park Center, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the profession of athletic training in New York state.

Prepared by Communications Office writing intern Shannon Imbornoni


More News

President urges students to have a safe Halloween

President urges students to have a safe Halloween

President Bitterbaum offers suggestions to students on ways they can have a fun Halloween.


Christian, Muslim and Jewish reps to speak

Christian, Muslim and Jewish reps to speak

The trio will make a case for people of different faiths to seek mutual understanding.


Scholarship rewards civic engagement

Scholarship rewards civic engagement

Few have applied, yet five hefty $2,000 awards for 2020-21 expire Friday.


Campus holds Blackout March for Justice

Campus holds Blackout March for Justice

Members met for a virtual march as they aimed for a brighter future.


Diversity posters come to campus

Diversity posters come to campus

New artwork lets 25 campus community members tell their stories.


Cortland plans global literacy conference

Cortland plans global literacy conference

Egypt's minister of education and technology will speak at the event on advances in remote education.


President offers advice on how to stay active

President offers advice on how to stay active

President Bitterbaum reminds students they have many options to stay active.


Language professor “walks the talk” with students

Language professor “walks the talk” with students

Shena Salvato models effective ways to teach English as a new language in the online classroom.


SEFA kicks off 2020-21 campaign via email

SEFA kicks off 2020-21 campaign via email

SUNY Cortland employees are encouraged to pledge support by Friday, Nov. 6


Mental health resources available for students

Mental health resources available for students

Students have many options when it comes to self-care.