received her master's degree in Education with a concentration in Adapted
Physical Education from Trenton State College (renamed The College of
New Jersey) in 1979. She earned her bachelor of science degree in Physical
Education from Montclair State College in 1978. She is an Athletic Trainer
licensed by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners.
When Camillone started out in the field 27 years ago, men outnumbered women by a large margin. "There had been a lack of female role models," Camillone said. "Now there's a trail that women can follow. The National Athletic Trainers' Association helped to establish that."
As an MCCC veteran, Camillone has witnessed many amazing wins - and some occasional tough defeats - with the title-winning Vikings sports program. But when a player is injured on the field, Camillone goes into action. She says that her goal is to help Viking athletes return to the game as quickly and safely as possible. "I want them to understand that this is a short period in their lives. If they do not heal properly, their bodies will not forget."
has honed her approach over the years, mixing an easygoing sense of humor
with the serious rehabilitation instructions she delivers to injured players.
"The most important message I give young athletes is to take care
of themselves," she said.
In her local community, Carmillone has served as a board member for the Ewing Township Girls Softball program since 2000, and is a volunteer manager/coach for the Ewing Recreation Department.
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