Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Michael Kotelnicki

Michael Kotelnicki, a native of Indiana, Pennsylvania, came Loudoun County Public Schools as an associate athletic trainer in the fall of 2022. Prior to his arrival to Loudoun LCPS, Mike was at Shenandoah University for 14 years as the department's first full-time Head Athletic Trainer.

Kotelnicki has 25 years of varied athletic training experience.  A 1994 graduate from Slippery Rock University, Kotelnicki earned his Masters of Science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is continuing his pursuit of his Doctorate Degree.

From IUP, he spent two years as the head athletic trainer at Ferrum College before moving on to Division I American University as an assistant athletic trainer.

After seven years in the nation's capital, Kotelnicki began a two-year stint as P.E. Instructor and assistant athletic trainer at WT Woodson H.S. in Fairfax, Virginia.

Kotelnicki has been involved in other aspects of Athletic Training during his career - he served as the medical liaison for the Champions League exhibition game between AC Milan and Barcelona soccer clubs in 2003 and was the head athletic trainer for the Johnstown Steal, a Frontier League Professional Baseball team in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.  Additionally, Kotelnicki provided athletic training care for the Olympic wrestling Trials match between the US and Germany in 2005.

In January, 2018, Kotelnicki was honored by the Virginia Athletic Trainers Association as its Athletic Trainer of the Year of colleges and universities and currently holds the office of president elect. 

Kotelnicki resides in Winchester VA with his wife Jessica and two children Cassidy and Jackson.

Last Modified on August 8, 2022