A recent addition to the Hillsdale College athletic training staff has roots right here in Hillsdale County.
Tyler Cortright joined the Hillsdale College medical staff in January of 2016 as Associate Athletic Trainer. Starting with the 2018-19 school year, Cortright earned the job title of Director of Sports Medicine and Performance.
In this new role, Cortright will provide leadership and evaluation of all aspects of the Charger Sports Medicine and Performance department. His primary focus to start with will be the goal of reducing injuries suffered by student-athletes, along with the implementation injury-prevention programs and technology.
"My goal as Director of Sports Medicine and Performance is to bring new ideas to help our staff with the already strong medical and athletic performance programs we have established for our student-athletes at Hillsdale College," he said.
Cortright graduated from Hope College's athletic training program in 2009, and received his masters degree in sports administration from the University of California-Pennsylvania in 2011. During his time at Hope College he worked with volleyball, baseball, basketball, tennis, cross country, and track and field teams. He also had the opportunity to do two internships with the Green Bay Packers. After graduating, he worked in the Hillsdale and Jackson areas as an athletic trainer and strength & conditioning coach in a clinical outreach setting.
During the summer months he travels with Sports Medicine Concepts; an organization that provides on-field emergency training seminars and assists with emergency action plans for NFL organizations. Cortright resides near his hometown of North Adams and enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, and working on his family's farm.