Penczek begins his sixth year as the Head Athletic Trainer at Stevenson for the 2011-12 academic year. He is responsible for the primary athletic care for over 700 student-athletes in 23 intercollegiate sports. He also supervises three associate athletic trainers.
Prior to Stevenson, Penczek spent two years as an assistant athletic trainer at Division I Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina where he worked primarily with the men's soccer and wrestling teams.
Penczek completed his undergraduate work at CAC rival Salisbury where he earned his bachelor of science in corporate fitness in 1996 before later completing a second bachelor of science degree in athletic training in 2001. He also played football for the Sea Gulls from 1992-95.
After leaving Salisbury in 2001, Penczek became a Certified Athletic Trainer and continued his education at Louisiana State University, receiving his master of science in kinesiology. While at LSU, he worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the Tigers' nationally-ranked women's gymnastics team from 2002-04. Penczek also served as a summer intern with the Chicago Bears in 2003.
Penczek is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association as well as the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association and serves as vice president of the Maryland Athletic Trainers' Association.
A Baltimore native, Penczek is a 1992 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School. He and his wife Kristen were married on June 25, 2005. The couple resides in Hampstead with their two daughters, Emma Ruth and Elizabeth Ann, and son, Ethan Joseph.