Departments

When fans come to see the Retrievers play, they witness the excitement of Division I athletics. What they may not see is all the work that is done “behind the scenes” so that the student-athletes can achieve to their highest level of potential, both on the field and in the classroom.

The Academic Center for Student-Athletes (ACSA) is not only a place for student-athletes to study, it also serves as the liaison to several departments on campus. ACSA assists students with registration, financial aid, and career development. It is located on the second floor of the RAC and is furnished with 12 computers, individual study carrels, tutoring space and a comprehensive resource area. Each year, UMBC Athletics sets new standards for academic excellence and the support of the ACSA has been critical to its success.

The Office of Athletic Communications is responsible for all of the publicity needs of the athletic department. Services such as publications, statistics, electronic media productions, web site maintenance, and game management are provided by the OAC staff. The staff hopes that media opportunities for UMBC’s student-athletes are a valuable part of their athletic and educational experience.

The Office of Marketing and Promotions implements marketing and promotions programs that will increase awareness, interest and enthusiasm for UMBC sports. They market to UMBC students, faculty and staff and youth groups and organizations as well as the communities surrounding the campus. The Office of Marketing and Promotion promotes a positive game atmosphere and encourages new and old UMBC traditions.

UMBC Strength and Conditioning provides student-athletes the latest and newest approaches to safe and successful training of their bodies. The Varsity Training Center is solely dedicated to UMBC’s student-athletes and a major fund-raising campaign is well underway to refurbish the complex.

The UMBC Athletics Community Outreach Program is dedicated to promoting a positive relationship between our student-athletes and communities surrounding the university. The program was developed in 1993 with the intention of encouraging young people to value and appreciate education through athletics. During the 2005-2006 school year, UMBC athletes performed a total of more than 5,000 hours of community service through programs based in the Baltimore area.

The Sports Medicine Department at UMBC strives to provide comprehensive athletic training services to approximately 425 UMBC student-athletes. A staff of five certified athletic trainers oversee the medical care for all of the student athletes competing in UMBC's 20 varsity sports. The services include recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, education, and prevention of injuries occurring during participation in athletic activities. Each staff athletic trainer supervises Retriever student-athletes during practices and home events as well as away competitions. In the winter of 2005, UMBC introduced the newly designed and built Sports Medicine Services Center. Increasing the size of the previous center by nearly three-fold, the new capabilities of the Sports Medicine training room will allow student-athletes to rehabilitate with greater ease.

Meet our Team Chiropractor

Dr. Alan K. Sokoloff is a graduate of UMBC and Palmer College of Chiropractic and has been UMBC’s Chiropractor since 1991.

Dr. Sokoloff:
Founder of the Yalich Clinic of Glen Burnie 1987
Team Chiropractor for the Baltimore Ravens
Post Graduate Diplomat Degree in Sports Medicine
MCA Chiropractor of the year 2001-02
1998 Goodwill Games & 1999 USA Olympic Team DC for Pan Am Games

Meet Our Physicians

Union Memorial Sports Medicine /MedStar Health

Medical Team Physician : Dr. Andrew Tucker has served as UMBC's team physician for 11 years. He is also the head team physician for the Baltimore Ravens, caring for players and organization members from football injuries to general medical health. Dr. Tucker's practice focuses on acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and conditions in active people of all ages, and medical problems and issues that are unique to sports and exercise.

Orthopedic Team Physician: Dr. Wm. Hugh Baugher has served as UMBC's team physician for 23 years. He previously provided team physician services to the Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Thunder and various national amateur and NCAA events. Dr Baugher specializes in the shoulder, hand, wrist, knee, sports medicine and arthroscopy.