Mr. Marshall Ho serves Archbishop Edward McCarthy High School as the head athletic trainer, a position that he has held since Spring 2001. The job of an athletic trainer has many responsibilities ranging from medical care of over 800 students athletes to educating a team of student trainers for over 60 team sports.
Mr. Ho graduated from the University of Miami in 1996 with a Bachelors in Psychobiology and a Masters Degree in Science and Sports Medicine in 1998. Mr. Ho has provided health coverage of athletes from Junior Olympics in judo to professional athletes in the NFL during his 12 years as a licensed and board certified athletic trainer. “This job is a very high paced and time consuming career and many teacher/trainers get burned out of the profession quickly but I maintain my motivation due to my love of sports and helping young athletes reach the next level…” said Mr. Ho.
The athletic training room was moved from the south end to the north end of the school gym last year and has been equipped with medical supplies, the latest technology in sports rehabilitation, and serves as a better outlet to all major athletic fields so that Mr. Ho can quickly jump out to the fields in case of any emergency during games. Along with the opening of the brand new weight room, the training rooms serves to rehab, condition, educate, and prepare athletes for their athletic competitions.
Mr. Joel Giacobbe will be the Strength and Conditioning Coach in the new Fitness Center. He has been the Strength and Conditioning since 2002/2003. He has worked with the various sports programs over the years ranging from football to volleyball.
He was educated at University of Miami BS, 1986 and Auburn University M.Ed, 1987, in Exercise Physiology. He has been teaching for over 20 years, and has published many articles on Sports Nutrition and Training. He has trained student athletes at all levels: including club sports; football; baseball; softball; volleyball; at the Junior Varsity and Varsity Level; bodybuilding, 3 former students were past winners of the Southern States Bodybuilding Championships; college level volleyball, baseball; fire fighters; law enforcement officers; and the everyday person at the Muscle Zone. He is a Guest Host for The Performance Nutrition Show. He is a past “Teacher of the Year” and winner of “The Southern States Bodybuilding Championships” 1985 and 2006. He has been working with student athletes for over 20 years.