Artuso Announces Retirement After 28 Years At Loyola

Aug. 21, 2014 BALTIMORE - Joe Artuso, Loyola University Maryland's Assistant Athletic Director/Director of Sports Medicine announced this week his intentions to retire after 28 years at the Charles Street school to spend more time with his family.

Artuso, who joined the Greyhounds' staff in January 1986, was hired as the school's Head Athletic Trainer and was promoted to Director of Sports Medicine in 2003.

"We are very grateful to Joe for the care that he has shown to a generation of Loyola student-athletes," said Jim Paquette, the University's assistant vice president and director of athletics. "Joe has always had the health and well-being of our teams first in his mind, and he has been a very important part of our success. Joe built the sports medicine department at Loyola and helped design a state-of-the-art athletic training facility at Ridley Athletic Complex."

In recent years, Artuso worked closely with the Loyola men's lacrosse program and was an integral part of the Greyhounds' 2012 NCAA Championship.

Artuso came to Loyola after spending the previous three years at the U.S. Military Academy. A graduate of SUNY-Cortland, Artuso was also the head athletic trainer at Tomkins-Cortland Community College and Moniteau High School in West Sunbury, Pennsylvania, while he completed studies for his master's degree at Slippery Rock University. He also served as an athletic trainer for the Rutgers' University football team prior to moving to West Point.

A national search for his successor will begin immediately.