West Chester, PA (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
On October 19, 2012, Joe Iezzi was inducted into the Cheyney University Athletic Hall of Fame. The Athletic Hall of Fame was established to recognize and pay tribute to the individuals who have given service to the Cheyney University athletic program and the athletic community at large. Joe was an athletic trainer at Cheyney University before moving on to walk the sidelines of Downingtown High School (now Downingtown West Senior High School) where he has been since 1988. Joe described the induction as “a very special occasion. Athletic trainers' don't get recognized outside of our own profession very much. That's what made it so special to be honored and appreciated by your student athletes.” Many of Iezzi’s student-athletes from Cheyney University were in attendance for the induction ceremony along with former Cheyney University and Temple University basketball coach John Chaney. Iezzi and Chaney were colleagues during their tenure at Cheyney University.
Joe’s induction in the Cheyney University Athletic Hall of Fame is not the first recognition of his dedication and service to athletic training. He is a previous recipient of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Service Award and was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame. He has held a variety of leadership positions within State and National athletic training organizations. Joe was President of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society from 1992-94. During his presidency he participated in the relocation of the Pennsylvania State Practice Act for Athletic Trainers under the Board of Medicine and Board of Osteopathic Medicine. Additionally, he is a former Director of District 2 of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.