Clarksville, Ark.- University of the Ozarks Head Athletic Trainer Chad Floyd was named the winner of the Alvin C. Broyles Outstanding Professional Staff Award, it was announced last week by university President Dr. Rick Niece.
The Alvin C. Broyles Outstanding Professional Staff Award recipient is voted on annually by members of the campus faculty and staff. The award is given to a member of the professional staff who has demonstrated exemplary dedication, professionalism and ability in his or her position. The award is named after alumnus and former trustee Alvin C. Broyles, who passed away in 2000.
“Chad is outstanding in his profession,” said athletics director Jimmy Clark. “He handles a large amount of student-athletes and does it in a professional manner. His quality of his work is impressive, too. He spends countless hours working with our athletes as he always comes in early and stays late.”
Floyd, a native of Ozark, Ark., is in his seventh year at Ozarks. He holds state, district and national training certifications and has an Arkansas teaching certificate in Health and Physical Education. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Southwest Athletic Trainers Association and Arkansas Athletic Trainers Association. He currently serves on the Arkansas Athletic Trainers Association scholarship committee. He also teaches Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries at Ozarks.
Floyd has worked in the Minnesota Twins minor league system and at Arkansas Tech University and University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
Pictured: Chad Floyd (far left), Dr. Brian Hardman, Dr. Donna Wake and Glenda Wood.