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Tony Testa Named Director of Sports Medicine

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Tony Testa has been named Seton Hall's Director of Sports Medicine; it was announced today by director of athletics, Joe Quinlan.

Testa brings a wealth of knowledge in sports medicine and athletic training to Seton Hall.  He comes to the Pirates following a year as an assistant athletic trainer at Columbia University, where he assisted with medical care for all of their athletics programs.  Prior to his time at Columbia, Testa was the head football athletic trainer at Northeastern University in Boston.  No stranger to Division I athletics in the Garden State, he served as Director of Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning Coach for Saint Peter's College from 2002 through 2006.

"We are very happy to announce the hiring of Tony to head our sports medicine efforts," Quinlan said.  "He brings a great deal of experience and professionalism to Seton Hall and is a welcome addition to our program."

A 2000 graduate of Southern Connecticut State, Testa has also been the head athletic trainer and sports medicine committee member for USA Weightlifting, where he provided medical care for international and regional level Olympic athletes.  He has covered the 2008 Olympic Trials, 2009 Pan-Am Games, 2004, 2005 and 2009 Nationals and three American Opens. 

Testa earned his master's degree from Temple University in 2002 and is a licensed athletic trainer in New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts.