VESTAL, N.Y. – The Binghamton Sports Medicine Office has hired three new staff members and has made one promotion. All of these changes are effective as of the current semester.
Kaitlin Sznajder was an intern during the 2021-22 academic year at Binghamton and worked with the baseball team. She has been promoted to Assistant Athletic Trainer and is also working with the women’s soccer program. From 2019-21, Sznajder worked as a graduate assistant at the University of South Carolina. While there, she worked with the Gamecocks’ track & field program. Sznajder earned her undergraduate degree from East Carolina University in 2018, and her master’s degree from South Carolina in 2021.
Morgan Baker is an Assistant Athletic Trainer who works primarily with the volleyball and swimming & diving programs. She came from Ithaca College, where she worked with the rowing, wrestling and volleyball programs during the 2021-22 academic year. During her undergraduate career at James Madison University (2017-21), Baker worked with the Dukes’ volleyball, baseball and women’s soccer programs. She graduated with her master’s degree from Ithaca in August 2022.
Nicholas Economou is an Assistant Athletic Trainer who works primarily with the men’s basketball and cross country programs. He came from SUNY Oswego, where he worked with the baseball, men’s soccer and wrestling programs since Feb. 2021. Economou has also worked at SUNY-Plattsburgh (2019) and Minnesota-Duluth (2020). He is a 2017 graduate of SUNY-Plattsburgh and went on to earn his master’s degree from The College of Scholastica in 2020.
Tracy O’Hara is the Sports Medicine Office Assistant. She has nearly 30 years of experience as an office administrator in the insurance and dental fields. She currently also works for the Triple Cities Family Dental practice. Tracy has been a season ticket holder for Bearcat Basketball since 2002.
“The Sports Medicine Staff is very excited for the new additions to our team,” Director of Sports Medicine and Performance Kara Gorgos said. “Kaitlin was a huge asset to our staff as an intern last year, so it was an easy decision to bring her on as a full time athletic trainer. Morgan came to us highly recommended from Ithaca, and has proven her worth in a short time here this fall. A Vestal native, Nick returns home with great experience to offer. Tracy has a wealth of experience working as an office administrator in both the dental and insurance fields. Her skills are vital to the smooth operation of the Sports Medicine Department. This group will enhance the quality of health care that the sports medicine department provides for the student athletes.”