EASTON, Pa. -- Lafayette Director of Sports Medicine Matt Bayly has been honored with the Maroon Club Athletic Staff Achievement Award, handed out at the College's annual pre-commencement awards dinner on Friday, May 12. Bayly was also honored for his 25 years of service to the College.
During Bayly's tenure as Director of Sports Medicine, he has been a role model for his staff and fellow colleagues. His vision for the continuing evolution of the sports medicine team and the care for the total health of our student-athletes is unprecedented among peer institutions.
Bayly's dedication and steadfast effort demonstrate significant support for Lafayette student-athletes, athletic department staff and the Lafayette community at large. Whether it is responding to a late-night emergency for a student-athlete or assisting a member of the college community, Bayly is ever present, providing comfort and knowledge for those in their time of need. He remains an unwavering resource for so many and provides seamless service to Lafayette student-athletes, from prevention to recovery, for not only their physical injuries, but their emotional heath as well.
The award, which is voted on by the Maroon Club Executive Committee, is given to a full-time athletics department staff member who has demonstrated outstanding service to Lafayette College and its athletics program. The award is the highest honor the Maroon Club can bestow upon an athletics staff member. Lafayette athletics business manager Dave Blasic earned the award in 2016 while men's basketball head coach Fran O'Hanlon was named in 2015. Recently retired Lafayette football coach Frank Tavani was named in 2014 following former track and field head coach Julio Piazza in 2013. Head women's soccer coach Mick Statham was the recipient in the award's inaugural year of 2012.