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Top 10 Stories of 2017-18 - #4 Bob Ward Retires after 32 Years as Head Athletics Trainer

No. 4 on the Top 10 Stories of 2017-18 is Bob Ward Retiring after 32 years as Head Athletics Trainer.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. --- Moravian College is continuing its look back at its 2017-18 athletic campaign. The next story in the second list of the summer as part of the Top 10 Stories from the past year selected by the athletic administration is our No. 4 story – Bob Ward retiring after 32 years as Head Athletics Trainer.

Ward joined the Moravian staff in 1986 after serving as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Lehigh University, Head Athletics Trainer at Freedom High School, and Head Athletics Trainer for the American Soccer League Pennsylvania Stoners professional soccer team. In 2011, he was elevated to an assistant athletic director for the Greyhounds in addition to running the athletic training department.

While looking out for the well-being of over 4,000 Moravian student-athletes during his tenure, Ward was active outside of Moravian, serving as President Elect, President and Past President of the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association from 2006 through 2012. He was inducted into the EATA's '49 Club (Hall of Fame) January 2018. In 1998, Ward did an internship at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. Ward had the opportunity to work and travel with the USA Junior National Men's Volleyball team. With this team, he traveled to Canada (1999), Cuba (2000) and Brazil (2001).

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The number three highlight in the Top 10 Stories of 2017-18 will be released on Monday, July 23.