LHS Sports Medicine/Athletic Trainers
Head Athletic Trainer
Megan Hutchins, ATC
Megan is entering her 8th year as a certified athletic trainer and her first year (2020-21) as the Head Athletic Trainer at Libertyville High School. She is a Certified Athletic Trainer by Board of Certification (BOC) and licensed by the State of Illinois. She holds professional memberships with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA), and the Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Association (IATA) where she serves on the board of directors as the Development Director.
Megan received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic training from Northern Illinois University. Megan’s previous job experience includes four years as an assistant athletic trainer at Lake Forest High School, assistant athletic trainer at Lake Forest College, and clinical assistant to both an orthopedic surgeon and sports neurologist. While at Lake Forest High School she also spent time in the physical therapy clinic working in tandem with the physical therapists to treat post-op and general sports medicine injuries. She has a strong passion for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and head injuries. Megan’s interests include playing tennis, cooking and baking, and spending time with family and friends.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phil Duplessy, ATC
Phil is entering his 5th year as a certified athletic trainer and his first year (2020-21) as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Libertyville High School. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer by the Board of Certification (BOC) and licensed by the State of Illinois. He also holds a professional membership with the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA).
Phil received his Master of Science in Sports Administration from Arkansas State University and his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Illinois State University. Phil’s previous job experience includes three and a half years working in a physical therapy clinic with Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, working in tandem with the physical therapists to treat post-op and general sports medicine injuries. He has also worked as a graduate assistant football athletic trainer at Arkansas State University, assistant strength coach at Lake Forest College, part-time athletic trainer at New Trier High School, and clinical assistant to multiple orthopedic surgeons. He has a strong passion for high-level athletic rehabilitation, injury prevention, and mental health. Phil’s interests include staying active, bonding with his dog, and spending time with family and friends.
Student Athletic Trainers
Student athletic trainers volunteer their time to assist with practice and game preparations. These students are enrolled in a Sports Medicine/Athletic Training class that gives them an opportunity to observe first-hand the procedures of the physicians, athletic trainers, and Emergency Medical System (EMS). The course instructs students in the prevention, immediate care, therapy, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries. Laboratory and case studies also constitute the major components of the coursework. This experience is invaluable for those students considering a career in becoming an athletic trainer, physician, physical therapist, or any other health care profession. The student athletic trainer's assistance is greatly appreciated by the medical staff and coaches. They are in integral part of all our teams. A grateful Thank You to the entire student athletic trainers for their willingness and dedication to help keep our athletes healthy and safe.
This Sports Medicine information is designed to help explain to the parent and athlete the procedures used at Libertyville High School's Sports Medicine Program following an injury or illness.