Athletic Training Staff
Head Athletic Trainer
Mr. Rory Grady comes to Bishop O’Connell from Adelphi University on Long Island, where he worked closely with the program's Division II women’s soccer, men’s basketball, men’s and women’s track and field, and baseball programs. Prior to his time at Adelphi, he worked outreach at Great Neck North High School in Great Neck, N.Y., where he provided treatment and daily coverage for 500 athletes.
Mr. Grady has been a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) since 2008, and is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid by the American Heart Association. He attended Lasell College, where he received his B.S. in athletic training in May 2009, before earning his M.A. in physical education from Adelphi University in May 2013. Mr. Grady in Washington, D.C. with his wife Cassandra and his dog Lincoln.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Ms. Alicia Doran has been the assistant athletic trainer at Bishop O'Connell for four years. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from James Madison University in May 2015, and will be graduating with her Masters of Science degree in Rehabilitation Science from Lasell University in May 2020. Ms. Doran is certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine to practice athletic training.
Dr. Ron Paik serves as our team physician. He is an orthopedic surgeon and joined the Nirschl Orthopaedic Centerin Arlington in 2014. Dr. Paik graduated from the University of Virginia where he was in the Echols Scholar Honors Program. He received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School where he was selected as a National Institutes of Health Summer Research Fellow. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in Chicago. He went on to pursue further fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the world renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, which pioneered the Tommy John surgical procedure for baseball pitchers.
A staff of O’Connell students assist with the daily operation of the athletic training program. They work in the training room after school and at many practices and games helping to provide taping, first aid and other services.