January 29, 2015
Anna Griffiths, ATC, Land O' Lakes (Fla.) High SchoolNomination Please accept my nomination of Anna Griffiths MS, AT,C for your Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award. Anna is an athletic trainer employed by the SMART Institute at the University of South Florida assigned to Land O Lakes High School.
January 29, 2015
Jason Dodd, ATC, MEd, Van (Tex.) High SchoolNomination When I saw the advertisement in the November Issue of "Training and Conditioning", I knew I had to nominate our athletic trainer Jason Dodd. I was fortunate to hire Jason two and a half years ago and he has undoubtedly been one of the best decisions I have made as an athletic director.
January 29, 2015
Amy Rust, ATC, Tempe (Ariz.) Preparatory AcademyNominations This selection of letters is to whole-heartedly nominate Ms. Amy Rust for the Training and Conditioning and Sports Health Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award. Ms. Rust works for a small Arizona high school in which there are no athletic facilities on campus. All game and practice venues are rented off-site. That means that Ms. Rust has to travel to practices and shuffle between teams on a daily basis. She is responsible for over 200 student/athletes during a given season in grades 6 through 12.
January 29, 2015
By R.J. Anderson Anyone who has watched the top-ranked University of Florida men's basketball team steamroll its way through the 2013-14 season knows that the team's NCAA Tournament Final Four appearance is no accident. The Gators are fast, strong, and known for wearing out opponents with a suffocating brand of end-to-end basketball. Preparation for this type of physical exertion begins in August, when the team's Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Preston Greene, MS, CSCS, implements a 12-week strongman-training phase.
January 29, 2015
By Vern Gambetta Sport performance occurs in an information rich, dynamic environment that requires complex coordination patterns to produce optimum performance. Along with that we need to understand that the body is self-organizing--it will find a way to get the job done if we put it in position to do so.
January 29, 2015
Director of Sports Medicine for the Sycamore Community School District in Cincinnati, Ohio, Perry Denehy, MA, ATC, is recognized for his ability to establish deep connections with students, parents, coaches, administrators, and community members. He made such an impression on one set of parents that when their son passed away suddenly, they asked Denehy to deliver the eulogy at the funeral.

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