Athletic Training

Athletic Training Overview

At Hattiesburg Clinic Sports Medicine, our commitment to providing exceptional care takes us outside the clinic walls and into the community. We offer athletic training services for student-athletes at 26 area schools and junior colleges in our region.

Backed by the resources of Hattiesburg Clinic, our athletic trainers advocate for the health needs of area student-athletes, both on the court or field and off it. They also work with other medical providers, including physicians with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics, to help care for those experiencing injuries or dealing with the effects of a medical condition.

Understanding Athletic Training

The work of athletic trainers is multifaceted. Not only are they involved in treating acute and chronic injuries and caring for student-athletes who have medical conditions, such as diabetes, but they also serve a vital role in the prevention of many sports-related injuries.

Our certified athletic trainers work alongside physicians to provide a full spectrum of sports-related care, including:

  • Injury diagnosis and treatment
  • On-site injury evaluations during practices and games
  • Preventive services and educational training related to prevention
  • Rehabilitation of injuries

They are trained in lifesaving techniques, including CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators. Their training prepares them to handle emergencies during practices and games, such as asthma attacks, heat stroke, concussions, spine injuries and even sudden cardiac arrest.

Having an athletic trainer on-site allows for an immediate response during an emergency, when minutes matter most.

Our Role in the Community

Hattiesburg Clinic Sports Medicine athletic trainers work with coaches, administrators and school district staff throughout our community to lower the risk of preventable injury in young athletes and act quickly in case of an emergency.

Our athletic trainers and physicians with Hattiesburg Clinic Sports Medicine work together with orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists to provide a continuum of care for student-athletes in our area. Through our athletic training program, we provide certified athletic trainers at 26 area schools and junior colleges in south Mississippi, including:

  • Baxterville Rebels
  • Columbia Academy Cougars
  • Columbia Wildcats
  • Collins Tigers
  • Dixie Yellowjackets
  • Forrest County AHS Aggies
  • Greene County Wildcats
  • Jeff Davis County Jaguars
  • Jones College Bobcats

  • Prentiss Christian Saints
  • Lamar Christian Lions
  • Lumberton Panthers
  • Mize Bulldogs
  • Mt. Olive Pirates
  • North Forrest Eagles
  • Oak Grove Warriors
  • Perry Central Bulldogs
  • Poplarville Hornets

  • Purvis Tornadoes
  • Raleigh Lions
  • Richton Rebels
  • Seminary Bulldogs
  • South Forrest Rebels
  • Stone High School Tomcats
  • Sumrall Bobcats
  • Taylorsville Tartars

Our services at each of these schools include on-site injury evaluation, immediate care for injuries and emergencies and follow-up care as needed.

Why Hattiesburg Clinic?

As the parent of a young athlete, you naturally want the best possible care for your child when he or she is on the court or field. Hattiesburg Clinic Sports Medicine is committed to providing that through the services of our athletic trainers at schools throughout our community. In addition to hands-on care from our athletic trainers, athletes can also access a full continuum of care following an injury or illness through other providers at Hattiesburg Clinic, including orthopaedic specialists and surgeons.

Contact Our Athletic Trainers Today

It is important to find a knowledgeable sports medicine doctor that you trust. We are confident in not only our quality of care, but our emphasis on delivering an exceptional, patient-centered experience. We treat patients like the valued friends and family you are.

Have questions or need to make an appointment? Find an office near you to call us today.

Meet Our Athletic Trainers

Gary Stroud
Manager of Sports Medicine
MS, LAT, ATC
Gary Stroud, MS, LAT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Stroud provides athletic training to student-athletes at Lamar Christian School and manages Hattiesburg Clinic’s sports medicine program.
Mason Anderson
LAT, ATC
Mason Anderson, LAT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
Adam Brooks Butler
MS, LAT, ATC
Adam B. Butler, MS, LAT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Butler provides athletic training to student-athletes at Jones College.
Ethan Clopton
LAT, ATC
Ethan Clopton, LAT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Clopton provides athletic training to student-athletes at Jefferson Davis County High School and Prentiss Christian School.
Courtney N. Dossett
LAT, ATC
Courtney N. Dossett, LAT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Dossett provides athletic training to student-athletes at Poplarville High School.
Holly E. Edwards
MS, LAT, ATC
Holly E. Edwards, MS, LAT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Edwards provides athletic training to student-athletes at Richton High School and Perry Central High School.
David Freeman
MS, LAT, ATC
David Freeman, MS, LAT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Freeman provides athletic training to student-athletes at Greene County High School.
Russell Hinds
MA, LAT, ATC, C-PS
Russell Hinds, MA, LAT, ATC, C-PS, is a certified athletic trainer with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Hinds provides athletic training to student-athletes at Lumberton High School.
Zach Jones
LAT, ATC
Zach Jones, LAT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Jones provides athletic training to student-athletes at Sumrall High School.
Nicole Powell Keys
LAT, ATC
Nicole Powell Keys, LAT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Keys provides athletic training to student-athletes at Columbia High School.
Ashley L. Middleton
LAT, ATC
Ashley L. Middleton, LAT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Middleton provides athletic training to student-athletes at Mize Attendance Center and Raleigh High School.
Daniel Chris Mills
LAT, ATC
D. Chris Mills, LAT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Mills provides athletic training to student-athletes at Seminary High School.
Madison Mitchell
LAT, ATC
Madison Mitchell, LAT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Mitchell provides athletic training to student-athletes at Taylorsville High School.
Haley Moore
LAT, ATC
Haley Moore, LAT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Moore provides athletic training to student-athletes at Oak Grove High School.
Philip Scott
LAT, ATC
Philip Scott, LAT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Scott provides athletic training to student-athletes at Stone High School.
F. Nicole Smith
LAT, ATC, PTA
F. Nicole Smith, LAT, ATC, PTA, is an athletic trainer at Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Smith helps implement individual treatment programs for student-athletes at Columbia Academy.
Stephanie L. Smith
LAT, ATC
Stephanie L. Smith, LAT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Smith provides athletic training to student-athletes at Jones College.
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