Training Our Student-Athletes


Matthew Boillat, MCLA's new head athletic trainer, is thrilled to have returned to his roots after almost 10 years.

A 1999 graduate of Drury High School in North Adams, Boillat studied Athletic Training and Sports Medicine at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., where he earned his Bachelors of Science in 2003. From there, he earned a Master's degree in Kinesiology from San Jose State University in San Jose.

While in California, Boillat served as head athletic trainer at Menlo-Atherton High School, whose graduates include NFL player Greg Camarillo as well as other Olympic and professional athletes. He also worked at Baysport Physical Therapy, an award-winning wellness company in Los Gatos, and worked directly with the San Jose Sharks, a professional hockey team.

Since graduating from San Jose State in 2005, Boillat has worked at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts as assistant athletic trainer. At Merrimack, he taught athletic training labs for the Athletic Training Education Program and worked with a variety of teams, including men's and women's basketball, men's ice hockey, football, field hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, cross country and soccer.

When accepting the job at MCLA, Boillat was excited to move back to North Adams.

"North Adams is an up and coming town," said Boillat, "and MCLA is growing with it. It is an exciting place to be right now."