2014 Distinguished Alumni

Peter Toohey was named the 2014 Distinguished Alumni. He is the first male recipient of the award since MacDuffie went co-educational in the 1990’s.


Peter started his Athletic Training career at The George Washington University in Washington DC, where he achieved a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science. He went on to become a Board Certified Athletic Trainer and continued his education as a Graduate Assistant at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN; receiving a Masters degree in Sports Administration. Once completion of his Masters degree he continued his education as a Fellow at the United States Olympic Committee in Lake Placid, NY in 2001.

Peter started his professional career as the Head Athletic Trainer at the Olympic Education Center in Marquette, MI where he served for 5 years.

He stayed within the Olympic movement and moved back to Lake Placid in 2007 to manage the Sports Medicine Clinic.

Peter has been to 3 Olympic Games, 2 Paralympic Games (serving as Medical Director in Xth Vancouver), and numerous World Championships.

He has been honored by the IOC to publish a chapter in The Sport Injury & Prevention Handbook in 2012.

Recently Peter finished his assignment as the Games Medical Director at the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

He resides in Lake Placid, NY, along with his wife, Brooke and 2 children (Addison and Emery).