Now in his 33rd year at Iona College, Sam De Rosa serves as senior associate AD for sports medicine and will lead Iona’s athletic training department for the 27th year.
De Rosa began working in Iona’s Sports Medicine Department in 1984 as a part-time assistant to long-time head athletic trainer and Iona icon J.B Buono. In addition to his duties with the Gaels, De Rosa served as trainer for the Westchester Stallions of the United States Basketball League in 1993. He also worked with the Senior Tennis Association in the summer of 1994. DeRosa was promoted to head athletic in 1999 and his current title before the 2016-17 academic year. In his expanded role, DeRosa will oversee sports medicine, facilities and operations, swimming & diving and water polo. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Iona in 1987 and a master's in health care administration in 2000.
De Rosa is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association. Under his watch, the Iona Sports Medicine Department has served as training facility to many future physical therapists and certified athletic trainers.
A native of New Rochelle, NY, De Rosa resides in Yorktown Heights. He has two children, Samantha, 23, and Joe, 20. Joe is currently a junior on Iona’s baseball team and was an All-MAAC Second Team pitcher in 2016.
|Position:||Senior Associate AD/Sports Medicine|
|Hometown:||New Rochelle, NY|
|Alma Mater:||Iona College|