BROOKLINE, Mass. - The Newbury College Department of Athletics announced today that Director of Sports Medicine Danny Borrero has resigned from his position at Newbury College to accept a role at Mike Boyle's Strength & Conditioning.
Borrero started his career as an assistant athletic trainer and the primary trainer for the baseball program on their annual trip to Florida.
After serving as an assistant athletic trainer and per diem worker for several Boston-area schools, Borrero was promoted to Head Athletic Trainer in 2014.
In his time at Newbury College, Borrero was involved with creating a new training room, selecting the proper equipment and design of the Chawla Fitness Center, and facilitated an internship program that provided a second athletic trainer to Nighthawks student-athletes.
In addition, he served as an assistant with strength and conditioning coach Henry Morales to create sport-specific programs for student-athletes.
"I want to thank President Chillo, Athletic Director Jonathan Harper, the coaching staff, and the Newbury Community for allowing me to work with the College's student-athletes and teams," said Borrero. "It has been a pleasure to assist and witness these young men and women compete and grow athletically and academically."
Borrero also automated the fall preseason procedures for medical clearance of Newbury student-athletes and used innovative techniques in helping student-athletes recover faster including the Normatec, which promoted blood flow to sore leg muscles, as well as cupping techniques that loosened tight and sore muscles. Additionally, he utilized Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue techniques to assist with recovery and preparation.
With all his accomplishments in consideration, Borrero was promoted to the Director of Sports Medicine position in 2017 to better reflect the NCAA's definition of his position.
"One ask I have for our players is to be of service and impact others. Everyone at Newbury has guided your career to be successful," said Borrero. "Utilize that guidance among the people you interact with because you never know how influential you can be for someone. Again, many thanks and go Nighthawks!"
Borrero served as the Chair of the New England Collegiate Conference Athletic Training Committee for two years and has served on the Resource, Outreach, Prevention, and Education Committee at Newbury College, a group of students, faculty, and staff that focus on the health and wellness of Newbury College.
The list of Borrero's work with student-athletes and coaches also includes ImPact testing on student-athletes to aid in concussions, organized CPR and AED training for head coaches, partnered with Dr. Diane English as the orthopedic doctor for Nighthawks athletics, and implemented pre-participation exams to review medical history and current conditions of student-athletes.
"I would like to sincerely thank Danny Borrero for the professionalism and dedication that he displayed every day for the past four years," said Harper. "Danny provided outstanding medical support and prevention to our student-athletes all while gaining the respect of everyone he came in contact with. He will be missed and I wish him the best of luck in his new career path."
A search for Borrero's replacement of Director of Sports Medicine will begin immediately.