Glynn County Schools is pleased to recognize the athletic trainers that work with the sports teams at Brunswick High and Glynn Academy.
As part of National Athletic Training Month which is held every March, GCS Athletics honored the local athletic trainers at a recent soccer match at Glynn County Stadium and also prior to Game 1 last week during the City Championship baseball series between Brunswick and Glynn at Adam Wainwright Field.
The trainers who help take care of the student-athletes at the two high schools are employed by Southeast Georgia Health System which is the official healthcare provider of GCS Athletics.
This school year, the athletic trainers at the schools have played a key role in helping all sports programs navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic and have worked with coaches and administrators to make sure the local teams follow the national, state and community guidelines put in place to help the public including school populations and athletic teams stay as healthy and safe as possible during the global pandemic.
Chantal Pierre is the trainer currently assigned to Brunswick High while Amanda Burton became Glynn’s trainer this year.
Paul Trumbell is the director of sports medicine for Southeast Georgia Health System and coordinates the athletic training program that provides the sports medicine needs for the local schools. Beau Sasser is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who serves as medical director of the local sports medicine team at the hospital.
The hospital’s sports medicine team also includes Becky Joyner who has served as a trainer for area high schools and also College of Coastal Georgia. She currently is program coordinator for the health system’s continuing education program.
National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about the important work done by athletic trainers. In addition to providing logos, posters, press releases, sample media alerts and public relations toolkits, NATA also sponsors contests for its members.
The 2021 slogan is “Essential to Health Care.”