Head Athletic Trainer Tanya Dargusch
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 Institute.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.Her national 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 induction into the National Athletic Trainers' Hall of Fame (Class of 2017), the NATA Most Distinguished Athltic Trainer, 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.