June 5, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan director of athletics Dave Brandon announced Wednesday (June 5) the hiring of Darryl Conway to the newly created position of associate athletic director of student-athlete health and welfare. Conway will report directly to Brandon and will be a member of the department's Leadership Team.
"Darryl is an excellent addition to our athletic department and comes in an area of great importance," said Brandon. "The health and welfare of our student-athletes is critical to our success as an athletic department. Darryl's leadership in this area will help us continue to be one of the leaders in the industry."
"I am extremely excited to be joining the athletics team at Michigan and am looking forward to continuing the rich and storied tradition of Michigan Athletics," said Conway.
Conway is responsible for facilitating the development and delivery of services intended to help support physical, emotional and social health and success while promoting and maintaining the highest levels of academic and athletic performance. Conway will supervise the athletic medicine trainers, nutritionists and equipment managers. He will also serve as a liaison to the team physicians.
He comes to the University of Michigan after spending the past nine years as the assistant athletic director for sports medicine at the University of Maryland (June 2004-13). Conway led the day-to-day operations of the Terrapins Sports Medicine Department, where he supervised 16 certified athletic trainers, eight team physicians and three physical therapists.
Prior to joining the Maryland staff, Conway was the head athletic trainer, head football athletic trainer and an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida from 2001-04. He also worked at the University of Northern Iowa (1999-2001), Morgan State University (1998-99), University of Delaware (1996-98) and the New York Jets Football Club (1993-96) in similar athletic training capacity.
He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) and has been a member of the organization since 1989. Conway is a member of the Advisory Board of the Collegiate Sports Medicine Foundation.
He has taught collegiate courses related to athletic training, co-authored several articles and is a lecturer on various sports medicine and administrative topics nationally.
Conway earned his masters of arts in sports management and sports medicine from Adelphi University in 1995. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Delaware in 1993, receiving a bachelor of sciences degree in physical education studies and athletic training. Conway worked with the football, men's basketball and baseball teams during his time at Delaware, and was a summer intern with the New York Jets for three summers.
Conway has a son, Michael.
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