McDaniel College Sports Medicine
McDaniel College Sports Medicine is dedicated to the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of intercollegiate athletic injuries. Our goal is to provide excellent health care to every McDaniel athlete and when necessary, visiting teams.
McDaniel College health care is overseen by Sam Matz, MD, who has been affiliated with the college since 1987. He is one of the managing partners at The Advanced Centers for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine located in Westminster and Owings Mills, where he specializes in knee and shoulder surgery and sports medicine injuries.
McDaniel's staff includes two full-time athletic trainers with close to 30 years of combined experience at the collegiate level as well as three graduate assistant (GA) athletic trainers, who each work for a two-year period while gaining their Masters degree.
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Nibbelink, now in his 24th year as head athletic trainer, joined the Green Terror staff in August 1990 in the position of senior coach/lecturer.
He earned his bachelor of science in physical education from Towson State University in 1986 with a minor in athletic training. He earned his masters in sports sciences in 1989 from Ohio University.
Nibbelink oversees the day-to-day operations of the athletic training room and health care of intercollegiate athletes. He primarily works with the football, men's basketball and men's lacrosse teams.
He is also an instructor in the Exercise Science and Physical Education department, teaching undergraduate courses in Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries and Advanced Athletic Training as well as a graduate-level course, Sports Medicine for the Coach and Physical Educator.
Nibbelink also teaches activity courses in badminton, golf and raquetball.
In his free time, Nibbelink enjoys golf, tennis, badminton and reading.
Nibbelink resides in Hampstead with his wife Lisa and his two sons, Zach and Nate, as well as Bo, the groundhog killing Bichon and Buck, the yellow lab who is occasionally visits the McDaniel training room.