James Castrello became a full-time member of the MIT Sports Medicine staff in August 2013 after providing part-time assistance to the department for two years. He coordinates and oversees the medical care for the Engineers’ women’s basketball, openweight crew, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, and outdoor track and field teams.
In conjunction with his arrival at MIT in 2011, Castrello was an athletic trainer at Sports and Physical Therapy Associates for two years where he coordinated the rehabilitation services for a variety of patients that spanned varsity athletes to the elderly. From 2009-12, he worked at Northeastern University first as a graduate assistant athletic trainer and then served as a part-time member of the staff. With the Huskies, Castrello provided coverage during football preseason and fall baseball in addition to caring for the women’s basketball, field hockey, and track and field teams.
A 2009 graduate of the University of Southern Maine, Castrello received a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. He went on to receive a Master’s in Applied Nutrition with a concentration in Sport and Performance from Northeastern in 2011. Castrello holds certifications from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.