Joseph Abraham Award

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Joseph Abraham

Joseph Abraham

Joseph Abraham Award


The Joseph Abraham Award is given annually by the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association to the high school that has provided outstanding athletic injury care to the student – athletes of their school.

History of the Award

Joe Abraham was a pioneer during his 40 years as an athletic trainer. Joe was one of the first professionals to recognize the need for quality athletic training programs at the high school level. During his career, Joe served his profession as NATA District Director, EATA Secretary-Treasurer for 17 years and played a strong role in NYSATA. He served as an athletic trainer at both the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and at the Lake Placid Games in 1968. As a result of his outstanding career, Joe was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in 1970.

To nominate a high school for this award, contact:

Meg Greiner, MS, ATC
Athletic Trainer
Hendrick Hudson High School
2166 Albany Post Road
Montrose, NY 10548
Phone: 914-257-5884



Joseph Abraham Award Winners:

1986/1989     Lewiston Porter School District

1986     Ithaca High School

1987    Sweet Home High School

1988    Frontiere High School

1989    –

1990    Half Hollow Hills East High School

1991    Charles W. Baker High School

1992    Smithtown East High School

1993    Sachem High School

1994    Rome Free Academy

1995    –

1996    Horace Mann High School

1997    –

1998    Jericho High School

1999    Poly Prep High School

2000    East Syracuse-Minoa High School

2005    Clarkstown North High School

2006    Arlington High School

2007    Port Washington UFSD

2008    Harborfields Central School District

2009    Bedford Central School District

2010    White Plains School District

2011    –

2012    –

2013    –

2014    –  Hendrick Hudson High School

2015    –

2016    –  Longwood High School,  Sweet Home High School, Amsterdam High School, Riverdale Country School, Trinity School