Siena Sports Medicine Staff
Greg Dashnaw - Head Trainer
He has helped the Albany Patroons (Continental Basketball Association) and Albany Capitals (American Soccer League) in the training and treatment of their athletes. He also served on the medical support staff at the Empire State Games from 1980-1990. Dashnaw also served as a trainer for the Albany Firebirds of the Arena Football League from 1991-1999. He was a member of the 1999 Arena Bowl Champion team.
During the summer, Dashnaw serves as the head athletic trainer for the Siena sports camps. The camps, which run for eight weeks, attract over 2,000 campers.
Dashnaw has been recognized three times by Siena's student-athletes with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee award. This distinction is presented to the person, who in the opinion of the student-athletes has had the most positive impact on their athletic life at Siena.
During the summer of 2005, Dashnaw was invited by the MAAC to serve as head trainer of the league's all-star team which toured China.
A Harrisville, N.Y. native, Dashnaw was the first, and is a two-time, recipient of the Howard J. Tucker Award for outstanding contribution to Siena basketball. He received an undergraduate degree from Plattsburgh State in 1981. At Plattsburgh, he served as student trainer for varsity sports. From Plattsburgh, Dashnaw went to Albany State (N.Y.) where he worked toward a master's degree while serving as assistant trainer. A member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, Dashnaw resides in Albany.
Jill Guarino enters her sixth year at Siena College and third as a full-time assistant trainer. Guarino aids the sports medicine department in injury treatment, rehabilitation, acute care and daily operations. She possesses over eight years of professional experience.
Guarino's most recent experience comes from her tenure at Athletic Dynamics in Clifton Park, N.Y. where she served as an athletic trainer and strength specialist. She oversaw the daily conditioning and implemented performance enhancement programs for various levels of skilled athletes.
Prior to Athletic Dynamics, Guarino spent a year as an athletic trainer at High Performance Sports Inc. in Peabody, Mass. During this experience, Guarino developed personalized strength and conditioning programs for clients, while also assisting with orthopedic procedures.
Guarino graduated cum laude from North Adams State College in 1997 earning her bachelor's degree in biology/athletic training. In 2001, she completed her master's degree at the University of Connecticut concentrating in education/biomechanics.
Brian McElroy was hired as assistant athletic trainer on August 13, 2012. McElroy graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2010 and earned his master's degree from Seton Hall in May of 2012.
"Brian will be a key member of our team, and provide an invaluable service to our student athletes," Dashnaw said upon his hiring. "I'm very excited to have him on board, and confident he is a great fit for the Siena community."
McElroy gained valuable clinical experience serving Division I athletes this past year at Princeton University. He provided pre-activity preparations, rehabilitation programs and practice and game coverage for several teams, including football and men's lacrosse.
As an undergraduate at URI, McElroy worked directly with the training staff and assisted in every practice and game during spring football season. Upon graduation he worked at South Plainfield and Jackson Memorial High School in New Jersey, assisting in the care for over 800 student athletes from the fall of 2010 to the spring of 2011.
Dr. Hamish Kerr
Dr. Hamish Kerr is a board certified sports medicine specialist. He is the head team physician for Siena College, and has been working with the Siena College Athletic program for five years.
Dr. Kerr is the Sports Medicine Fellowship Director for Albany Medical Center and sees patients both in Latham and at Capital Region Orthopedics in Albany.
Dr. Kerr received his medical degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He completed residency training in combined internal medicine/pediatrics at Albany Medical College and primary care sports medicine fellowship training at the Harvard Medical School program at Children's Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Kerr is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also the Chair of the US Rugby Sports Medicine Committee and serves US Rugby Sevens and the US Olympic Committee as a team physician.
Dr. Rick Alfred
Dr. Richard H. Alfred is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, specializing in sports medicine.
Dr. Alfred received his medical degree from Albany Medical College in 1981. Dr. Alfred's postgraduate work included a fellowship in sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. His orthopaedic surgery residency was done at Albany Medical Center Hospital. He was a junior resident in General Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Alfred joined Capital Region Orthopaedics in 1988.
Dr. Alfred sees patients at the Albany, Latham, and Saratoga offices.