The Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association (CATA) strives to improve the quality of health care for athletes,
patients, clients and individuals and enhance the profession of Athletic Training, through leadership, education, and
cooperative efforts with other organizations and allied health professions. The CATA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

CATA to Name New Scholarship the Carl Krein CATA Scholarship

Carl F. Krein established the athletic training curriculum at Central Connecticut State University while working as the Head Athletic Trainer from 1966 until his retirement in 1996. Prior to that he was the Head Athletic Trainer at State University of New York at Potsdam (1964-1966).

Mr. Krein graduated in 1963 with a degree in Health and Physical Education from East Stroudsburg State University. He then continued his education at Ohio State University Certificate Program and received his certificate in Physical Therapy in 1964. He graduated from the University of Connecticut 1970 with a MA degree in Physical Education. Carl was certified as an athletic trainer in 1970.

He was named Athletic Trainer of the Year by the EATA (1981); the NATA awarded the Sayers “Bud” Miller Distinguished Athletic Training Educator Award and Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer (1996). At Central Connecticut State University he was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award (1984) and named to their Hall of Fame (1995). In 1998, a dedication ceremony was held for the Carl F. Krein Athletic Training Center located in the Krein Center at Central Connecticut State University. He was the EATA Pinky Newell addressee in 1999 and was honored wi
th the NATA Hall of Fame Award in 2001.  He was the first person inducted into the CATA Hall of Fame in 2010.

The Connecticut Athletic Trainer's Association results of the 7th Annual CATA Winter Coat Drive of 2016.

Eastern Connecticut University - 145 Coats Donated
The Master School - 90 Coats Donated


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