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Chris Williams, MEd, AT, ATC

Chris Williams is an Associate Athletic Trainer for the Men’s Basketball and Men’s Golf with the U-M Athletics Department. He joined Michigan Athletics in 2021 and has a professional interest in functional rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.  Chris has a Master’s of Education from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor’s of Science of Athletic Training. Chris enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Brian joined the Michigan Athletics in 2014 as an athletic trainer for the softball and dance teams. Prior to joining Michigan, he had extensive experience as an athletic trainer with various organizations, including the National Center for Sports Medicine, the University of Miami, the Washington Redskins Football Club, and the University of Maryland. His professional interests are in aquatic therapy, local intrinsic core and lumbopelvic stability, and research.

Phil is the Papadopoulos Family Director of Athletic Training for Michigan Football. He was an intern athletic trainer with the New York Jets before joining U-M in 2000. Phil has professional interests in concussion, movement assessment, and functional rehabilitation.

Ms. Claire Coates is an athletic trainer for U-M’s Field Hockey and Cheerleading teams. She joined Michigan Athletics in 2016, and has a professional interest in emergency management and ACL injury prevention. In her spare time, Claire enjoys cooking, traveling, and reading.

Ms. Christina Fanning is an athletic trainer supporting U-M’s Women’s Basketball and Golf teams. She joined Michigan Athletics in 2016 and has a professional interest in lumbopelvic hip activation and strength during dynamic activities in relation to the incidence of lower extremity injury. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, training, and reading.

Mr. Pallett is a board-certified athletic trainer supporting Michigan’s Men’s Gymnastics and Cheerleading team. He joined U-M in 2017 and has a professional interest in muscle energy technique and manual therapy. In his spare time, he enjoyed outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

Darryl Conway serves as the Senior Associate Athletic Director & Chief Health & Welfare Officer for University of Michigan Athletics. Darryl holds a master’s degree from Adelphi University (’95) in Sports Medicine and Sports Management and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware (’93) in Physical Education Studies and Athletic Training.

In addition to being a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Darryl has worked with various SWAT Teams as their Tactical Medic and Athletic Trainer, and as a volunteer EMT, and has been an American Red Cross first aid, CPR, and AED instructor for 30 years.  Darryl serves as the Chair of the NATA’s Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC), is a member of the NATA’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Advocacy (DEIA) Task Force, Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society (MATS) Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society (MATS) AT Cares Committee, NATA Research & Education Foundation (REF) Development Task Force, & the NATA’s Educationalist Community Diversity Recruitment & Retention Work Group.  Darryl served as Co‐Chair of the NCAA’s Diverse Student‐ Athlete Mental Health & Well‐Being Task Force, is a member of the State of Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers, the State of Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers Disciplinary Sub‐Committee & Rules Sub‐Committee, the Board of Certification of Athletic Trainers (BOC) Reinstatement Committee, and previously served on the NATA Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE).    Darryl also serves as an Instructor Trainer for American Red Cross CPR / AED / First Aid Instructor Courses, a Senior Clinical Instructor with Sports Medicine Concepts, owner of Conway Ventures, LLC, Founding Partner & Continuing Education Coordinator of Sports Medicine Emergency Management, LLC (SMEM), an Associate Expert with The Rehberg‐ Konin Group, an Instructor & Ambassador with Stop the Bleed, and has worked as an Athletic Trainer at the Winter X Games and various Red Bull extreme events.  Darryl was also a member of the Spine Injury in Sports Group (SISG), is a member of the Xenith Scientific Advisory Committee, and a consultant for RG Medical Diagnostics.  Darryl was named as a Distinguished Athletic Trainer by the Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society (MATS) in 2022, a Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) in 2019 and was recognized by the College Athletic Trainers’ Society (CATS) in 2018 with the prestigious Quality of Life Award.