Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks head athletic trainer Chad Floyd was given the American Southwest Conference East Division Athletic Training Staff of the Year Award for the 2007-08 academic year, it was announced by the ASC office Wednesday.
The ASC Athletic Training Staff of the Year award is presented by the Conference following voting by the membership’s athletic training staffs. All full-time athletic training staff members must be in good standing with professional organizations and be either NATA or state licensed, and the head athletic trainer must have been at the institution for a minimum of two years to be considered for the award. The 2007-08 awards are the fourth presented by the ASC. Howard Payne took the West Division honor. HPU head athletic trainer Mike Terrill was assisted in 2007-08 by Monique Overmeyer and Josh Watson.
Floyd, a native of Ozark, Ark., is in his eighth 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.
Floyd has worked in the Minnesota Twins minor league system and at Arkansas Tech University and University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
“Chad is an outstanding athletic trainer and even a better person,” said Ozarks Athletics Director Jimmy Clark. “He is well-liked and well-respected among our athletic staff and our student-athletes. He is as good as they get at the collegiate level. He puts in a tremendous number of working hours and is basically on-call 24-hours a day. He does a great job getting our student-athletes healthy following an injury.”
In May, Floyd was named the winner of the university’s Alvin C. Broyles Outstanding Professional Staff Award, which is given to a member of the professional staff who has demonstrated exemplary dedication, professionalism and ability in his or her position.