Bishop McNamara Sports Medicine is located in the Fine Arts Building on the main campus. It is comprised of certified athletic trainers, athletic training student interns, student aids, referring orthopedic surgeons, and other specialists. Bishop McNamara High School also offers a Sports Medicine class in which the course is designed to include the basic concepts of anatomy, mechanism of injury, and administration of athletic training. Students will be introduced to how athletic injuries occur, how they are treated, and can be prevented. The course also includes education on sports nutrition, drugs and supplements commonly used, as well as common illnesses and diseases typically seen by a Certified Athletic Trainer.
The mission of the Bishop McNamara High School Athletic Training staff is to provide optimal health care for all student-athletes in the Bishop McNamara community. The care provided should include the prevention, recognition, evaluation, initial treatment, continued treatment, referral, and proper rehabilitation for all athletic injuries and illnesses. Additional responsibilities include education of the patients and sports medicine aids, counseling of the patients, as well documentation and record keeping. It is also a goal of the Bishop McNamara Athletic Training staff to set a positive, Christian example for the student-athletes to follow in treating each other with respect and compassion.
Head Athletic Trainer
Assistant Athletic Director
Dr. Jessica Nash DAT, LAT, ATC, NASM-CES
Office: (301) 735-8401 x105
Dr. Jessica has served the Bishop McNamara athletics population since the fall of 2006. She received her bachelor's degree in Sports Medicine from Lynchburg College in Virginia, master's degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Rehabilitation Science Track from California University of Pennsylvania and her Doctorate in Athletic Training from University of Idaho. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and Maryland Athletic Trainers’ Association. In addition to her role as Head Athletic Trainer, Dr. Jess is the Assistant Athletic Director for BMHS.
Stephanie Tong, MS, ATC
Ms. Stephanie Tong joined Bishop McNamara in the fall of 2013. She earned her bachelor's degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia and master's degree in Athletic Training from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association. In addition to her athletic training duties, Ms. Tong also teaches Sports Medicine at McNamara.
Craig H. Bennett, M.D.
Chief of Sports Medicine
Dr. Bennett is an assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of sports medicine in the department of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is also the head team orthopaedic surgeon for the University of Maryland at College Park.
Dr. Bennett specializes in treating knee, shoulder and ankle injuries and in complex reconstructive surgery, particularly on the knee, such as anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions, cartilage surgery, meniscus transplantation, knee osteotomies and partial knee replacements.
Dr. Bennett previously served on the staff of the Center for Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, where his roles included being associate team physician with the Pittsburgh Steelers and head team physician for the University of Pittsburgh men's basketball team.
He received his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Emory University and a knee and shoulder surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.