@UHCougars
Head Athletics Trainer Mike O'Shea to be Honored for Life-Saving Work

Head Athletics Trainer Mike O'Shea

June 14, 2013

HOUSTON - For his heroic efforts in saving the life of one of his student-athletes last November, University of Houston Head Athletics Trainer Mike O'Shea will receive the Excellence in Athletic Training Award from the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association at its annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia in Houston in mid-July.

O'Shea and his Houston Sports Medicine staff received national attention in early November following senior cornerback D.J. Hayden's freak injury during football practice. Following a collision on the field, Hayden's inferior vena cava - a major blood vessel that brings blood from the lower extremities back to the heart - had almost been completely torn off his heart.

With his quick thinking and action, O'Shea helped save Hayden's life from an injury that is 95 percent fatal and more often seen in explosions or war casualties and never in athletics competition.

Nearly six months after his injury, surgery and rehabilitation, Hayden was taken with the No. 12 overall pick by the Oakland Raiders in the annual NFL Draft and will be at full strength by the start of training camp in the fall.

O'Shea, better known as Doc around the Houston Athletics Complex, begins his 21st season with the Cougars in the fall. Widely regarded as one of the top collegiate athletic trainers in the nation, he oversees training room operations for all Houston student-athletes and leads a staff of five full-time assistants, six graduate assistants and several student trainers.

O'Shea joins Linda Bobo, Anthony Salinas, Brett "Duke" Waldon and Monica Jackson in receiving the SWATA award, which is presented to those whose heroic efforts save the live of an individual. He will receive the honor on July 19 in Houston.

Dan O'Connor, an associate professor, in UH's Department of Health and Human Performance will receive the SWATA Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award for his contributions to his professions as a volunteer at the local and state level.

Mitzi Laughlin, a UH assistant research professor, will receive the National Athletic Trainers Association Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award as a member who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to leadership, volunteer service, advocacy and distinguished professional activities as an athletic trainer.

Laughlin will receive her award during the annual meeting and clinical symposium in Las Vegas on July 24-28.

01/19/17
Memphis
Memphis
Hofheinz Pavilion
8:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
01/20/17
at Arkansas / Vanderbilt / Clemson diving Day 1
Clemson, SC
TBA
01/20/17
at Arkansas / Vanderbilt Day 1
Nashville, Tenn.
TBA
01/21/17
SMU
at SMU
Dallas, Texas
5:00 PM
Audio
SMU
SMU
Hofheinz Pavilion
2:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
01/21/17
UT Arlington
UT Arlington
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
10:00 AM
01/21/17
Prairie View A&M
Prairie View A&M
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
3:00 PM
01/21/17
Mark Colligan Memorial
at Mark Colligan Memorial
Lincoln, Neb.
All Day
01/21/17
at Arkansas / Vanderbilt Day 2
Nashville, Tenn.
TBA
01/21/17
at Arkansas / Vanderbilt / Clemson diving Day 2
Clemson, SC
TBA
01/24/17
Tulane
Tulane
Hofheinz Pavilion
8:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
Memphis
at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
7:00 PM
01/27/17
LSU
at LSU
Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
01/27/17
Tulane
vs Tulane
Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
01/27/17
Houston Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/27/17
Rice
vs Rice
Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
01/28/17
Temple
Temple
Hofheinz Pavilion
9:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
UConn
at UConn
Hartford, Conn.
11:00 AM
GameTracker
01/28/17
Abilene Christian
Abilene Christian
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
2:00 PM
01/28/17
Houston Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/28/17
Rice
vs Rice
Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
01/28/17
LSU
at LSU
Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
01/28/17
Tulane
vs Tulane
Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
01/29/17
Houston Seniors/Masters Meet
Houston, Texas
All Day
Tulane
Tulane
Hofheinz Pavilion
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
02/01/17
UCF
UCF
Hofheinz Pavilion
6:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
02/03/17
Aggie Invitational
at Aggie Invitational
College Station, Texas
All Day
East Carolina
at East Carolina
Greenville, N.C.
3:30 PM
02/04/17
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
1:00 PM
02/04/17
Aggie Invitational
at Aggie Invitational
College Station, Texas
All Day
02/08/17
Tulane
at Tulane
New Orleans, La.
7:00 PM
Audio
UCF
at UCF
Orlando, Fla.
6:00 PM
02/10/17
Wright State
Wright State
Cougar Softball Stadium
4:30 PM
GameTracker Video
02/10/17
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara
Cougar Softball Stadium
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video
02/10/17
Howie Ryan Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
02/10/17
Don Kirby Invitational
at Don Kirby Invitational
Albuquerque, N.M.
All Day
02/10/17
Tyson Invitational
at Tyson Invitational
Fayetteville, Ark.
All Day
02/11/17
Tulsa
at Tulsa
Tulsa, Okla.
5:00 PM
Audio
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Hofheinz Pavilion
2:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
02/11/17
Fan Appreciation Day & Alumni Game
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
12:00 PM
02/11/17
Boston College
Boston College
Cougar Softball Stadium
4:30 PM
GameTracker Video
02/11/17
Wichita State
Wichita State
Cougar Softball Stadium
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video
02/11/17
UTEP
at UTEP
El Paso, Texas
12:00 PM
02/11/17
Don Kirby Invitational
at Don Kirby Invitational
Albuquerque, N.M.
All Day
02/12/17
Wright State
Wright State
Cougar Softball Stadium
12:30 PM
GameTracker Video
02/12/17
New Mexico State
at New Mexico State
Las Cruces, N.M.
11:00 AM
Tulsa
at Tulsa
Tulsa, Okla.
7:00 PM
02/15/17
Houston Baptist
Houston Baptist
Cougar Softball Stadium
5:30 PM
GameTracker Video
02/17/17
Wake Forest
Wake Forest
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
Video Tickets
02/17/17
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Cougar Softball Stadium
4:30 PM
GameTracker Video
02/17/17
Ole Miss
Ole Miss
Cougar Softball Stadium
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video
02/17/17
Tulane
at Tulane
New Orleans, La.
1:00 PM
02/17/17
All-American Intercollegiate
Humble, Texas (Golf Club of Houston)
All Day
02/18/17
SMU
SMU
Hofheinz Pavilion
5:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
02/18/17
Nicholls State
Nicholls State
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
Video Tickets
02/18/17
Oklahoma Striking Out Breast Cancer
Oklahoma Striking Out Breast Cancer
Cougar Softball Stadium
4:30 PM
GameTracker Video
02/18/17
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Cougar Softball Stadium
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video
02/18/17
All-American Intercollegiate
Humble, Texas (Golf Club of Houston)
All Day
02/19/17
Wake Forest
Wake Forest
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
1:00 PM
Video Tickets
02/19/17
LSU
at LSU
Baton Rouge, La.
11:00 AM
02/19/17
vs Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship
New Orleans, La. (English Turn Country Club)
All Day
02/19/17
All-American Intercollegiate
Humble, Texas (Golf Club of Houston)
All Day
02/20/17
at Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship
New Orleans, La. (English Turn Country Club)
All Day
USF
USF
Hofheinz Pavilion
7:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
02/21/17
Houston Baptist
Houston Baptist
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
Video
02/21/17
at Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship
New Orleans, La. (English Turn Country Club)
All Day
02/22/17
UConn
UConn
Hofheinz Pavilion
8:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
02/24/17
Missouri
vs Missouri
Corpus Christi, Texas (Whataburger Field)
2:00 PM
02/24/17
Washington
at Washington
Seattle, Wash.
3:00 PM
East Carolina
East Carolina
Hofheinz Pavilion
2:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
02/25/17
Illinois
vs Illinois
Corpus Christi, Texas (Whataburger Field)
11:00 AM
02/26/17
Memphis
at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
4:00 PM
Audio
02/26/17
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
vs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Texas (Whataburger Field)
3:00 PM
02/26/17
Oregon
at Oregon
Eugene, Ore.
11:00 AM
02/26/17
vs Querencia Cabo Collegiate
San Jose, Cabo, Mexico (Querencia Golf Club)
All Day
02/27/17
The Dickson
The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands Country Club)
All Day
02/27/17
vs Querencia Cabo Collegiate
San Jose, Cabo, Mexico (Querencia Golf Club)
All Day
02/28/17
UT Rio Grande Valley
UT Rio Grande Valley
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
Video Tickets
02/28/17
vs Querencia Cabo Collegiate
San Jose, Cabo, Mexico (Querencia Golf Club)
TBA
02/28/17
The Dickson
The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands Country Club)
All Day
03/03/17
Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
Video Tickets
03/10/17
vs Border Olympics
Laredo, Texas (Laredo Country Club)
All Day
03/10/17
vs MountainView Collegiate
Tucson, Ariz. (MountainView Golf Club)
All Day
03/11/17
vs MountainView Collegiate
Tucson, Ariz. (MountainView Golf Club)
All Day
03/11/17
vs Border Olympics
Laredo, Texas (Laredo Country Club)
All Day
03/12/17
vs MountainView Collegiate
Tucson, Ariz. (MountainView Golf Club)
All Day
03/17/17
vs Clover Cup
Mesa, Ariz. (Longbow Golf Club)
All Day
03/18/17
vs Clover Cup
Mesa, Ariz. (Longbow Golf Club)
All Day
03/19/17
vs Valspar Intercollegiate
Palm City, Fla. (Floridian Golf Club)
All Day
03/20/17
vs Valspar Intercollegiate
Palm City, Fla. (Floridian Golf Club)
All Day

#GoCoogs


Twitter

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago


Instagram