Athletic Training Staff at Farmingdale State
Don Haworth, EMT
Title: Head Athletic Trainer
Don "Doc" Haworth is in his 41st year at Farmingdale State College, currently serving as the Head Athletic Trainer and Chairperson of the Skyline Conference Athletic Trainer's Associaton.
A graduate of Farmingdale State with an Associate's degree, Don is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA). He began his career at the College in 1972, where he was the sole Athletic Trainer for 25 years. Aside from training, he worked as the full-time equipment manager from 1972-1975 before being promoted to Head Facilities Coordinator, holding that title until he retired in December 2010.
He has been involved in many other capacities during his career. He was the Head Athletic Trainer for the Huntington Giants, a semi-pro football team, from 1970-1972. From 1978-1980, he was the Head Athletic Trainer for the New York Apollo in the American Soccer League. He also served for six years as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Mount Vernon Corsairs, which was a semi-professional soccer team in the early 80's.
Don has given lectures for the chiropractic group involved with NYIT, as well as at the Long Island Junior Soccer League's Annual Conferences at the Huntington Hilton for many years.
He has divided his time as a volunteer EMT for the Lindenhurst Fire Department for the past 30 years. A Class "A" Firefighter, Don was the Captain of the Rescue Company from 2003-2005 and will resume those duties in April 2012.
Jennifer Bergstein, LAT, ATC, MS Ed
Title: Assistant Athletic Trainer (Full-Time)
Jen was hired as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Farmingdale State in August 2012.
She is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/Athletic Training with a minor in Wellness. After college, she spent three years on the Athletic Training Staff at Nassau Community College, before she pursued her Master’s degree from Dowling College.
While completing her studies, she spent time as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Glen Cove School District (’09-’12). In the summers, she volunteers at the Naval Academy Lacrosse Camp in Annapolis, Maryland as an Athletic Trainer/First Aider.
Jen completed her Master of Science degree from Dowling in Adolescence Education in Biology in January 2010. She is a NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer and holds NY State initial licenses to teach both Biology 5-12 and Health Education K-12. She currently resides in North Massapequa.
Dautner, ATC, EMT-B
Title: Assistant Athletic Trainer (Part-Time)
Jess joined the FSC Athletic Training staff in July 2012.
She began her collegiate career at Farmingdale State, where she was a student-athlete on the softball and women’s tennis teams from fall ‘07 - spring ‘09. After receiving her Associate’s degree from FSC, she transferred to Cortland to pursue the Athletic Training field.
Jess graduated from Cortland with a B.S. in Athletic Training in December of 2011. While at Cortland, Jess worked closely with the Red Dragons’ Field Hockey and Football teams. In her spare time, she gained additional experience working at a local high school and was also involved with Campus Emergency Rescue Squad as a Crew Chief EMT.
In spring 2012, Jess interned at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, where she covered a variety of sports, including some professional sports such as: Major League Soccer, the World Acrobatic Gymnastic Championships and the Nike Combine Camp. She also volunteered at the Empire State Senior Games in Cortland, NY.