Texas Health Ben Hogan Director Named ‘Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer’
07/09/2013

FORT WORTH, Texas — The National Athletic Trainers’ Association named Brian Conway, ATC, LAT, among twelve “Most Distinguished Athletic Trainers” for 2013. Conway, the director of the Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine program at Texas Health Resources, was chosen for the award based on his commitment to leadership, volunteer service, advocacy and distinguished professional activities.

Brian Conway

“We’re so proud of Brian’s accomplishments at the local, state and national level in the field of sports medicine,” said Lillie Biggins, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. “He couldn’t be more deserving of this award.”

Conway holds nearly 30 years of experience in athletic training in high school, collegiate, and professional sports. He joined Texas Health Ben Hogan in 2002 as assistant director and was promoted to director in 2004.

Conway and the Texas Health Ben Hogan team, including Ken Locker, MA, ATC, certified athletic trainer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, have helped pave the way for concussion management in Texas high school athletes. In 2012, the team educated more than 11,000 high school coaches and athletic trainers throughout Texas on how to react when players suffer concussions — training that’s required by a new state law. The team also opened North Texas’ first outpatient concussion centers at Texas Health hospitals in Dallas and Fort Worth to provide specialty concussion care and help local athletes and their teams meet the stringent requirements of the legislation.

Conway also successfully spearheaded 12-month post-professional athletic training and sports physical therapy residency programs within Texas Health Ben Hogan to prepare residents for patient care and advanced clinical practice.

Before joining Texas Health Ben Hogan, Conway worked nine years as a high school athletic trainer at Midlothian High School, Grand Prairie High School and Arlington Martin High School. He was the assistant athletic trainer at the University of Texas at Arlington for two years, the head athletic trainer for seven years and the assistant athletic director for one year. He also spent one year as the head athletic trainer of the Dusseldorf RheinFire of the World League of American Football. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University.

He has been honored by The Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association with the Frank Medina Award and the Eddie Wojecki Award. He has been inducted into its hall of fame and has served as its president and national director.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.