Athletic Trainers


Injury PreventionART HORNE

Northeastern University


Art Horne, returns for his 9th season as the athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach for the men’s basketball team at Northeastern University.  During the fall of 2009, Art was named Director of Sports Performance at Northeastern University and now oversees the complete development and care of all varsity student-athletes. 

Horne holds certifications from both the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a licensed and certified athletic trainer in Massachusetts. Horne also serves as a reviewer for Athletic Therapy Today, the professional journal of certified athletic trainers and athletic therapists. Horne came to NU in July 2003 after graduating with a master’s degree in Education from Boston University. He received his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and Physical Education with Teacher Education Certification from Canisius College in 2000.

In addition to his work with collegiate teams, Horne continues to work with former Northeastern basketball players as they continue their careers on the professional stages, including Jose Juan Barea, preparing him each summer prior to joining his NBA team, the Dallas Mavericks, each fall.  A native of Stratford, Ontario, Horne currently resides in Brookline with his fiancee.

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Koichi Sato


Washington Wizards


Koichi Sato is in his fourth season as Rehabilitation Coordinator/Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Washington Wizards.

Prior to joining Wizards, Sato worked as athletic trainer/performance specialist for Levi Jones of Cincinnati Bengals in 2007-08. Sato was athletic trainer/performance specialist at Athletes’ Performance in Los Angeles from 2006-07. From 1997 to 2006, Sato provided medical cares to Sun Devil athletes at Arizona State University for nine years as a graduate assistant then assistant athletic trainer. His primary coverage were cross country, football, track & field, wrestling, women’s gymnastics and spent last four seasons with Sun Devil men’s basketball program. Sato worked for Chicago White Sox organization as a head athletic trainer for Bristol White Sox in the summer of 1999 and for Chicago Bears as an intern athletic trainer in the summer of 2002. Sato also were medical support staff for Olympic medalist such as Dwight Phillips (Long Jump World Champions and Olympic gold medalist in Athens) and Tim Harden (60m World Champion and 4x100m relay Olympic silver medalist in Atlanta).

Born in Koriyama, Japan, Sato graduated from Tokyo International University in 1993 with a B.A. in International Study/Russia & Eastern European Studies. He then graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1997 with a B.S. in Physical Education/Athletic Training and graduated Arizona State University with a M.S. in Exercise Science/Biomechanics.

Sato is active speaking in sports medicine conferences and workshops both in Japan and the U.S. Sato has spoken in various topics while his primary interest is in movement based systematic approach to management of athletic injuries. Sato also was a faculty associate at Kinesiology Department at Arizona State University and taught advanced athletic training courses.

Sato is member of National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Japan Athletic Trainers’ Organization (JATO) and National Academy of Sports Medicine. Sato received President’s Challenge Award by JATO in 2007.


sport rehabilitationERIC GAHAN 

Boston University



Eric Gahan was named an athletic trainer at Boston University in August 2008. He is responsible for providing sports medicine care to all Terrier student-athletes and will travel with the men's basketball team. Gahan most recently worked as an athletic trainer at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in 2007 and 2008. Prior to this position, he was a senior athletic trainer at the University of Mississippi, working with baseball (2003-05) and football (2005-07). He also served as an assistant athletic trainer at St. Bonaventure during the 2002-03 school year.

A native of Ilion, N.Y., Gahan graduated from Canisius College in 2000 with a bachelor of science degree in athletic training. He earned a master of science degree in athletic training from the University of Kentucky in 2002, and is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

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basketball ankle injuryMIKE MACATANGAY

University of Akron



Mike Macatangay is in his fifth year as an assistant athletics trainer at Akron, and is responsible for providing health and injury care to the Zips’ men’s basketball and baseball programs.

Before joining the UA sports medicine department, Mike worked as a clinical athletic trainer at the PT Center for Family and Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Akron. While working there, he also served as the athletic trainer for football and basketball with local high schools in the area.  Prior to his time at the clinic he was a graduate assistant athletics trainer at UA, working closely with the football team.

He earned a bachelors degree in education, with a specialization in athletic training and sports medicine, from Akron in 2004, and a masters in education, with a specialization in exercise physiology, from UA in 2005. 


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University of Miami



Wes Brown is the Men's Basketball athletic trainer at the University of Miami, a position he has held for the past 3 years.  He spent 4 years prior to this at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington in the same capacity, as well as holding the title of Director of Sports Medicine for 3 of those years.  He is also certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).  He has gained extra knowledge through both home study and seminar opportunities which have allowed him to better provide the care his athletes need and demand.  Kinesiotaping, Scientific Core Conditioning, Scientific Back Training, and Dynamic Medicine Ball Training are such examples.  He has spent numerous years applying his knowledge of the body's functional faults in designing comprehensive preventative and corrective programs for the athletes under his care.  In addition to his duties to the athletic department, he also serves as an instructor at the University of Miami and as an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI) for their Athletic Training Education Program.  He received his Master's in Athletic Training from Old Dominion University, and his undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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