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John Doherty - 2014

Munster High School

John Doherty is currently Vice President of Therapy Services, Sports Medicine, & Occupational Health for the Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana. At the heart of CFNI's charitable endeavors is the operation of Community Healthcare System, comprised of: Community Hospital in Munster; St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, and Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center in Crown Point. John is also serving his second term on The School Town of Munster Board of School Trustees and is the long-time Sports Medicine Columnist (since 1985) for The Times of Northwest Indiana, the state’s second largest daily. Also a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame (2015), John was the head athletic trainer at Munster High School for 30 years (1985-2015) and during that time was twice chosen (2004 & 2010) to be the athletic trainer for the North team at the annual IFCA North/South Football All Star Classic. A student athletic trainer at Notre Dame (1977-1981), John remained on the athletic training staff after graduation until starting physical therapy school at the University of Indianapolis in 1982. Besides being inducted into the IATA Hall of Fame, John received the IATA Distinguished Service Award in 2013 and the NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award in 2018.

John has been married to Susan since 1986. They have three children. Patrick is an assistant football coach at Texas State University. Michael John is an athletic trainer/physical therapist with Franciscan Health in Lafayette and a clinical instructor for the Purdue University ATEP. Maureen is a nurse at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago.

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