Jon Plank is another recent graduate of Wilmington College, along with our very own Jackie Borda, ATC. Plank graduated from Wilmington College in May of 2009 with his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training and becoming a BOC certified athletic trainer in April 2009. Plank will be solely responsible for the athletic training coverage of the New Mexico State baseball program and assisting with the medical coverage of the NMSU cheerleading squad. Along with athletic medical coverage, Plank will also be an Approved Clinical Instructor in the CAATE accredited athletic training education program here at NMSU.
Prior to Plank beginning his graduate assistantship with NMSU, he was the Intern Assistant Athletic Trainer at Thomas More College. While at Thomas More College, Plank was responsible for full practice and competition coverage for women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, and baseball. To prepare for this internship, Plank was able to gain very valuable clinical experience during in undergraduate career as a student athletic trainer. During his senior year, Plank was solely responsible for the baseball program at Wilmington College. He covered all practices, home games, and traveled during the entire season. He also gained experience with assisting with a multitude of athletic teams; including football, women’s and men’s basketball, track and field, swimming, softball, and women’s soccer. He has also provided medical coverage at summer camps at the University of Notre Dame, at a Sports Medicine clinic in Cincinnati, and for the 2008 United States Air Force marathon at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Plank is an avid fan of a multiple of sporting events; when speaking football he only knows the Bengals, but when speaking of baseball his heart is with the Reds. But, the sporting event that is at the top of his list is the Indy 500; he has attended every race since 1988. Plank is not just a fan of athletics, he played football, threw the discus, and evened out his extracurricular activities by playing the tuba all four years at Milford High School in Milford, Ohio.