Jan 29, 2015
Texas State’s David Gish Passes

Some very sad news out of Texas State University. After a year-long battle with cancer, Texas State Head Athletic Trainer David Gish passed away Monday Sept. 22 at the age of 52. A 25-year member of Texas State’s Athletic Training staff, Gish spent the last 17 years as the Head Athletic Trainer. He also was in his first year as president on the Executive Board of The Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA).

“We are deeply saddened with the loss of a very dedicated and well-respected member of our staff,” Texas State athletics director Larry Teis said in a release on the school’s web site. “Our heart-felt condolences and prayers go out to Karen, Madison, Hayden and the rest of David’s family and friends.”

Previously, Gish served as president for the Alamo Area’s Athletics Trainers’ Association in 1999 and was involved in the development of the Texas State Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2000, serving as president of Region Eight. More recently, Gish served as the NCAA Division I FCS representative on the College/University Athletic Training Committee for District VI of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. In 2010, he was honored with the NATA’s Service Award.

“Though David’s tenure as President was very short, his impact and legacy to his colleagues, students, Board, and members was tremendous,” said NATA District VI Direct Kathy I. Dieringer. “He gave us the greatest gift of all, his time.”

A full obituary for David Gish can be found here.

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