Congratulations to the 3CATA Hall of Fame Inductees for 2024

Jamie and Bill will be honored during the Awards Luncheon at the CCCATA Convention in Palm Springs, June 1st, 2024.

Bill Chambers,
Fullerton College

Bill Chambers served as Head Athletic Trainer for 38 years at Fullerton College before retiring in 1999. He is still regarded as a legend by those in the field of athletic training and sports medicine. Chambers is the only Community College athletic trainer to be inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Hall of Fame. He also is a charter inductee into the Far West Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Limestone County, Alabama, Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

He has served as president/director of many organizations related to athletic training/sports medicine such as Mobile Sports Medicine Systems (a company serving professional rodeo, Indy Car racing, and NASCAR) as well as the NATA itself. Chambers redesigned the athletic training room into a co-ed room so that it could accommodate all Fullerton college athletes. At the time of his retirement 90% of all the therapy modalities and rehabilitation and equipment was donated to Fullerton college because of his work with various suppliers.

He was elected president of the National Athletic Trainers Association for two terms. Chambers also received many distinguished awards throughout his career, including: five National Junior College Athletic Trainer of the Year Awards, which resulted in $5000 being donated to Fullerton College Foundation for athletic trainer scholarships, 1986 National Football Foundation Award for his contributions to amateur athletics, the Distinguished Athletic Trainer Service Award from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Volunteer of the Year Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association Research and Education Foundation. He served as chairman of the NATA-REF Scholarship Committee and raised over $2,000,000 for scholarships awarded to students pursuing a career in athletic training.

Bill Chambers’ outstanding career as an athletic trainer has left an indelible mark on the field, making him a standout candidate for the CCCATA Hall of Fame. His expertise, leadership, and dedication not only elevated the profession but also positively impacted countless athletes’ and fellow athletic trainers’ lives. Inducting Bill Chambers is a fitting tribute to his remarkable contributions and a testament to his enduring legacy in athletic training.

Jamie DeRollo,
Modesto Junior College

Dr. Jamie DeRollo returned to Modesto Junior College, her alma mater, in 2016, taking on the roles of Head Athletic Trainer and Faculty Member. This opportunity has allowed her to teach Sports Medicine students and provide healthcare to the college’s 21 athletic teams, fulfilling her lifelong dream. Prior to this, Jamie served as the Head Athletic Trainer at San Joaquin Delta College for nearly nine years. Her experience includes working in high schools and clinics, as well as participating in the World Special Olympics in Los Angeles.

Jamie earned her Doctorate of Athletic Training from Temple University, focusing her research on Mental Health, Medications, and the Neurocognitive Effects on Sport Performance. She also holds a Teaching in Higher Education Certificate from Temple University. Her academic achievements also include an MBA in Healthcare Administration from South University and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training from California State University, Fresno. Jamie’s journey in athletic training began at Modesto Junior College, where she played soccer and was awarded MVP in 2000, sparking her interest in the athletic training field. She holds both an Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. Recently, Jamie completed her term as the Two-Year Institution Chair for the Intercollegiate Council of Sports Medicine (ICSM).

She currently serves as Parliamentarian for the California Athletic Trainers Association (CATA) and as Sports Representative Chair and Big 8 Athletic Training Representative for the California Community College Athletic Trainers Association (CCCATA). Jamie has played a crucial role in safely reintegrating student-athletes back to campus in a post-COVID world, contributing at national, California community college, and institutional levels.

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