My dad is being inducted into the Mississippi Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame today. He spent nearly 30 years on the field taking care of every athlete on the campuses of Georgia Southern and Mississippi State University during the time of his reign as athletic trainer.
In 1973 after graduation from Georgia Southern, the pursuit of his masters degree brought him to Starkville and MSU, where he met my mom and, after a few years, was named Associate Athletic Director of Sports Medicine where he cultivated innumerable friendships that still mean the world to him today. 20 years following his first days in Starkville, he moved from Shira Field House to the Bryan Building, where he is still the Associate A.D. for Athletic Development. I think about him every time I see a trainer on any field or court, and I know he remembers those days with the fondest of memories.
Here’s to you, Dad!