Tom Cronan
Tom Cronan
Title: Director of Sports Medicine
Phone: 617-253-3473
Email: cronan@mit.edu
Year: 15th at MIT

Thomas Cronan has held the position of Head Athletic Trainer at MIT since 2001. He received his B.S. in Athletic Training from Northeastern University, an EdM from Boston University, and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

Cronan has led an effort to develop MIT as an effective clinical placement site for BU undergraduate students studying to become athletic trainers. He holds licensure as an athletic trainer in the state of Massachusetts.

Prior to his arrival at MIT, Cronan was an athletic trainer at Boston University for 11 years. He resides in Norwood, Mass. with his wife, Dotty and their daughters, Erin and Kelly.

Michelle Goodrich
Michelle Goodrich
Title: Athletic Trainer
Phone: 617-715-5230
Email: mdlg@mit.edu
Year: 2nd at MIT
Previous College: Boston University '06

Michelle Goodrich enters her second year at MIT following a five-year tenure as the head athletic trainer at Pine Manor College. With the Engineers, she primarily provides care for men's soccer, women's openweight rowing, men's water polo, women's basketball and women's lacrosse. In addition, Goodrich coordinates the weekly team physician clinic held at the MIT Medical and MIT Sports Medicine facilities.

Prior to joining the Pine Manor staff, Goodrich was as an athletic training graduate assistant for Boston University from 2007-09. From 2006-07, she worked at the Leonard Morse physical therapy clinic at MetroWest Medical Center while also providing athletic training services for Marian High School in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Attaining both of her degrees at Boston University, Goodrich received a Master's in health education in 2009 after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training in 2006. In addition, she is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

Mark Mastone
Mark Mastone
Title: GA-Athletic Trainer
Phone: 617-715-5231
Email: mastonem@mit.edu
Year: 2nd at MIT
Jason Besse
Jason Besse
Title: Athletic Trainer
Phone: 617-715-5231
Email: jbesse@mit.edu
Year: 1st at MIT

Jason Besse begins his first season an assistant athletic trainer at MIT in 2016-2017. Besse comes to MIT from Keene State College (N.H.), where he worked an athletic trainer from 2013-2016. 

During his three years at Keene State, he worked primarily with the men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball and softball teams. Besse worked as a preceptor for the Keene State Athletic Training Program and also served as an adjunct instructor in athletic training, teach Clinical Examination Strategies I. He also helped assist with the transition and implementation of the SportsWare Electronic Medical Record System.

Prior to Keene, Besse was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Boston University and worked with the 2011-12 wrestling team and the 2012-13 club hockey and cheerleading teams. Overall, the athletic training department at BU provided medical care for 23 NCAA Division I varsity teams, 32 collegiate club teams and two high schools. Besse also assisted the medical director at a weekly clinic in Student Health Services and was a preceptor for the Boston University Athletic Training Program. 

His other experience includes serving as a member of the medical staff and later as the medical director at the Keene State College Soccer Camps from 2014-2016. In this role, Besse was promoted to medical director in 2016 and supervised a staff of four certified athletic trainers that serviced over 400 athletes at the two-week overnight camps. In addition, he has also worked as an athletic trainer at the New England Revolution Academy in Foxboro, Mass. and is an active medical volunteer at athletic events throughout New England.

A 2011 graduate of Messiah College (Pa.), Besse earned his bachelor of arts degree in athletic training and later earned his Masters of education in physical education from Boston University in 2013.

Jessica Rooney Gallagher
Jessica Rooney Gallagher
Title: Athletic Trainer
Phone: 617-715-5232
Email: jess_atc@mit.edu
Year: 8th at MIT

Jess Rooney Gallagher joined the MIT sports medicine staff for the 2007-2008 season and is now in her seventh year working with the Engineer’s intercollegiate teams.  She coordinates care for women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, men’s lacrosse, women’s tennis, rifle, and men and women’s cross country.   

A 2001 graduate of Northeastern University with a B.S in Athletic Training; continued her academic career with an E.d.M. in Sports Psychology from Boston University in 2003.

Jess joined the MIT staff after spending four years as the Head Athletic Trainer for Campus Recreation at the University of New Hampshire.  During her tenure, she coordinated care for 26 club sports including rugby, wrestling, lacrosse, ice hockey, cycling, and woodsmen. While at Boston University, she was a Graduate Assistant for Club Sports, providing care women’s rugby, women’s ice hockey, cycling, and men’s lacrosse.

In addition to her athletic training and administrative responsibilities, Jess serves as an approved clinical instructor for Boston University’s Athletic Training Education Program, where she is responsible for supervising and mentoring athletic training students. She also serves as the MIT’s clinical site coordinator for the BU program. 

Jess is a licensed athletic trainer in Massachusetts and an active member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts.

Scot Spak
Scot Spak
Title: Athletic Trainer
Phone: 617-715-5247
Email: sspak@mit.edu
Year: 8th at MIT

Scot Spak is in his ninth year as an athletic trainer at MIT where he is responsible for the prevention, evaluation, rehabilitation, and treatment of all athletic related injuries and illnesses. He coordinates and oversees the medical care for the Engineers' fencing, football, sailing, softball, men's tennis, and outdoor track and field teams.

Most recently, Spak was selected as the treasurer of the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts professional organization. He is an approved preceptor for Boston University and continues to supervise and mentor BU athletic training students who study in MIT's Athletic Training Room. Spak served as an adjunct clinical professor for Boston University's Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and is currently a Physical Therapy Mentorship Advisor through BU.

Prior to joining MIT in 2007, Spak was an assistant athletic trainer at Boston University. While at BU, he provided medical care for a majority of the student-athletes, including the basketball, field hockey, and women's lacrosse teams. He was also charged with several administrative responsibilities within Boston University's Sports Medicine Department.

Spak earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Northeastern University in 2000 and a Master's Degree in Education from Boston University in 2001. He is certified by the Board of Certification and licensed by the state of Massachusetts to practice athletic training. In addition, Spak received a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist designation from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Scot and his wife Sarah live in Wrentham with their three sons, Dylan, Tyler, and Brady.

Dr. Shawn Ferullo
Dr. Shawn Ferullo
Title: Head Team Physican

Dr. Ferullo  is a Family Medicine physician, with added certification in Primary Care Sports Medicine.  He completed his undergraduate and medical school training at Boston University, and completed his Family Medicine Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowships at Boston Medical Center.  Previously, Dr. Ferullo has served as Team Physician for Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school and for Boston University.  Currently, Dr.Ferullo is the Head Team Physician for Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  His interests include sports related injuries/medical conditions, ice hockey injuries, and running issues.