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Athletic Trainer Meg Greiner is an Asset for Sailor Athletes

Athletic trainer Meg Greiner is a valuable asset for Hendrick Hudson athletes.

When Meg Greiner graduated from Hendrick Hudson High School in 1991, she yearned to stay involved in sports. That wish led her to pursue athletic training, but the profession not only brought Greiner fulfillment; it also brought her home.

The one-time three-sport athlete, whose on-field success as a Sailor led to her induction in the school’s Hall of Fame, has served in a valuable role as the district’s athletic trainer for almost 23 years. Greiner was hired in fall 2001 and has been a fixture on sidelines ever since, caring for student-athletes and helping them return to action.

“I love to help keep them healthy and keep them playing,” Greiner said recently. “My job is to be there and help them continue doing what they love.”

March is celebrated across the country as National Athletic Training Month, and Greiner has seen first-hand how much the role has expanded in school district’s during her tenure. The majority of high schools in Westchester County now employ a full-time athletic trainer, which was far from the case when Hendrick Hudson first hired Greiner.

Although the role has evolved and becoming more demanding, her passion for the profession has remained the same.

“I really enjoy watching sports, and I enjoy working with athletes at the high school level,” Greiner said. “No day is ever the same, and it’s one of the aspects I love about being an athletic trainer.”

Greiner, who serves as the president of the Section One Athletic Trainers’ Society (SOATS), has a strong voice locally, advocating for the importance of athletic trainers and championing their role in athletic departments.

The role has called on her to spend long hours on afternoons, evenings and weekends working alongside Hen Hud athletes. There are always challenges, but she has enjoyed building relationships with students and watching them thrive.

“Meg Greiner is a true Sailor,” athletic director Tom Baker said. “Her commitment and devotion to not only our student-athletes but the entire Hen Hud community is to be applauded. Meg is simply a tremendous asset for our district. I have the privilege of seeing her work on a daily basis, and each day I am truly thankful that she is a Sailor.”