Tanya Dargusch has been Washington Township High School’s Athletic
Trainer since December 1988. A native of Detroit, Michigan, she
obtained her BS degree in Sports Medicine from Central Michigan
University. Before she arrived at WTHS, she was one of the pioneers of
industrial athletic training with her work at Walbro Corporation. She
also was employed as a clinical athletic trainer at Life Care
Over the years Tanya has worked with United States Olympic
teams through the USOC, traveling with women’s Team Handball to France
and Switzerland and Women’s Volleyball to Puerto Rico.
and state wide involvement has brought valuable experience to WTHS. Through the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey, she has served on
the Executive Council, Government Relations, Public Relations and
Policy and Procedures committees. She has served as the liaison for
the National Athletic Trainers’ Association to the American Academy of
Family Physicians and NATA secondary school committee member on the
Council on Employment.
Dargusch serves as a speaker nationally for Secondary
School Employment Strategies. She is currently Chair of the NATA District Secretaries' and Treasurers' committee and former NATA District 2 Executive Council. She was a consultant and member on the 2005
New Jersey Governor’s Task Force on Steroids. Dargusch also serves
as a Clinical Site Instructor for Rowan University.
Dargusch has received national, regional and state
professional awards. These include the NATA Service Award, EATA
Scholastic Athletic Trainer Award, and the ATSNJ Distinguished Service
Award. She also was inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches
Association Hall of Fame, Class of 2009 and ATSNJ Hall of Fame, Class of 2013.
Dargusch currently resides in Washington Township with her husband, Jim, and two children, Katrina and Jarrett.