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Jon Dana has been involved with the UNH athletic program since 1984. He began his career as an assistant athletic trainer and was promoted to men’s head athletic trainer in 1987 and head athletic trainer for the entire program in 1989. In 2001, he was named UNH’s Director of Sports Medicine. In addition to overseeing operations and supervising the Sports Medicine staff, Dana works specifically with the football and ski teams. The Sports Medicine Department at UNH consists of eight full- and part-time certified and licensed athletic trainers. The department works out of two locations – the Field House and the Whittemore Center. Both athletic training rooms utilize currently available modalities, including muscle stimulators, ultrasound, heat, cryotherapy, and hydrotherapy. Jon Cindy The athletic department renovated its Field House athletic training facility in early 2013. The modernized space features Dana Michaud improvements in lighting and layout that have improved the room’s functionality while providing student-athletes with a safer, more pleasant environment for treatment and rehabilitation. Renovated staff offices were enclosed in glass, and the ‘wet area’ that consists of cold tubs, whirlpools and the ice machine was afforded its own encased area with improved ventilation. The Certified Athletic Trainer provides a myriad of services to the department and the student-athlete. These include, but are not limited to, initial injury assessment and management, emergency injury/illness management, referral to appropriate professionals, interface with associated physicians and others, rehabilitation, counseling, administrative duties, including insurance coordination, supervision of practices and games, development and implementation of emergency plans, as well as student athletic trainer supervision. The athletic training room is considered to be “a designated facility where comprehensive health care services are provided. Comprehensive health care services include practice and game preparation, injury/illness evaluation, first aid and emergency care, follow-up care, rehabilitation and related services.” (National Athletic Trainers’ Association Education Council). Dana is well respected in the athletic training field. His international experience includes: working at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing with the U.S. Canoe/Kayak team; working for the USA Canoe/Kayak teams at the World Cup in Prague, Slovenia, Augsburg and Germany; working at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens; working for the U.S. Men’s Team Handball squad at the Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic; and working with the U.S. Track and Field Team at the Paralympics World Championships in Lille, France. Additionally, he has worked at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Sacramento, Calif., and at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. Since 1980, Dana has worked as an athletic trainer at the Boston Marathon. Dana has been Team Captain of the Finish Line Medical Area since 1996. Dana has served as Drug Testing Site Coordinator and Head Athletic Trainer at various NCAA championship events, including men’s and women’s ice hockey, and skiing. He is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and is a licensed athletic trainer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In addition, Dana has a CPR Re-Certification and a Massachusetts Teacher Certification in physical education, health and science. A native of Uniondale, N.Y., Dana is a 1979 graduate of Northeastern University. He began his athletic training career at Brookline and Newton South High Schools in Massachusetts, and then was the head athletic trainer at Fitchburg State College from 1980-84. Cindy Michaud, a 1997 graduate of UNH with a B.S. in Kinesiology, joined the UNH athletic training staff in 1999. Michaud’s primary responsibilities include management, evaluation and care of athletic injuries and record keeping. Michaud works primarily with football and men’s basketball. Michaud is also the insurance coordinator for UNH Athletic Training. She received her master of arts in Teaching and Teacher Education in Sports Psychology from the University of Arizona in 1999. She was a graduate assistant while at Arizona. Michaud is an approved clinical instructor for CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Education Program. She has been a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association since 1997 along with a certification in American Red Cross – Professional Rescuer & AED Training.


Paul Chapman is in his 12th year as the director of strength and conditioning at the University of New Hampshire and John Ciani, also in his 12th year, serves as Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning. Chapman and Ciani helped coordinate the building of the state-of-the-art Jerry Azumah Performance Center and both have been key in guiding UNH student-athletes to NCAA appearances in both women’s and men’s ice hockey, football, gymnastics, women’s volleyball, women’s lacrosse, field hockey, skiing and track and field. Chapman is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (strength and conditioning coach Paul John certified), USA Weightlifting (certified level 1 coach), the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and he was the state director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association in North Dakota from 1991-95. In 2005, he earned the Chapman Ciani title of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach from the CSCCA. He has also authored four publications related to strength and conditioning and has trained and consulted several NFL, CFL and NHL athletes, and prospective athletes preparing for all-star games, bowl games and pre-draft testing. Prior to UNH, Chapman was the director of strength and conditioning for the University of North Dakota from 1992-2001 and served there on an interim basis during the 1991-92 season. His efforts were an integral part of a winning tradition at UND, as the football team was the Division II national champions in 2001, the men’s ice hockey team won a Division I national title in 1997 and 2000 and the women’s basketball team was the Division II national champion in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Chapman is a 1990 graduate of Dickinson State University in North Dakota with a B.S. degree in Biology. He then went on to earn at M.S. in Exercise Science from North Dakota in 1994. An outstanding college athlete, Chapman was inducted into the Dickinson State Athletic Hall of Fame for his efforts on the football field. He was a two-time AllAmerica First Team selection as well as an All-America Second Team honoree in his four-year playing career. Upon graduation, he was a fourth-round draft choice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League, where he played for two seasons. Ciani is very passionate about his commitment to strength and conditioning. He has taken his wide range of experiences to come up with a distinct sport-specific training philosophy. In conjunction with the coaching staff, Ciani develops individualized training programs depending on the athlete’s initial evaluation, experience level and current athletic ability. Under Ciani’s program, improvement is not based on the weight on the bar, but rather how injury resistant the student-athlete is and his/her athletic performance. Strength and conditioning programs designed by Ciani utilize all facets of training, from conventional strength training and Olympic Weightlifting to simple conditioning and sport-specific metabolic runs that enhance the athlete’s abilities during competition. No single training style dominates the program; Ciani uses a combination of all training techniques for the total development of the student-athlete. Ciani, a native of the San Diego, Calif. area, came to UNH after a stint as assistant strength coach at the University of North Dakota. During his tenure at UND, Ciani worked primarily with the 2001 Division II national championship football team, women’s volleyball and men’s basketball teams. In 2000, he began his career at Long Beach State as a graduate assistant working with the perennial national power women’s volleyball team, where he trained many All-American and national team level volleyball players, including Misty May. Ciani received his B.A. degree in Psychology from Long Beach State and attended graduate school at both Long Beach State and the University of North Dakota.



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