Rich E. Ballek, MA, LAT, ATC, ITAT
Athletic Trainer, Pocono Mountain High School West, AT Advisory Team
Rich has been the Head Athletic Trainer for Pocono Mountain West High and Middle Schools since 2002. Rich graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Science and from San Diego State University with a Master of Art. Rich obtained a Master degree with specialization in sport psychology and maintains a strong interest in the psychological aspects of athletic injury and rehabilitation. He also has an interest in nutrition and how it relates to athletic performance. Rich is an American Heart Association CPR/First Aid instructor, ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer, and ConcussionWise Instructor. Rich became an athletic trainer after suffering an elbow injury while playing baseball at West Chester. Rich enjoys being at home with his family and serves the community as a volunteer PVYA coach and is on the Board of Directors for The Growing Place Child Care Centers.