The athletic training department is led by head athletic trainer Chad Floyd. Prior to Ozarks, Floyd worked at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, Arkansas Tech University, Cooper Clinic Sports Medicine and the Minnesota Twins minor league system.
A native of Ozark, Ark., Floyd 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 was voted by his conference peers as the 2012-2013 American Southwest Conference Trainer of the Year. He received the same award in 2010-11 and in 2007-08. Floyd received the University’s Alvin C. Broyles Outstanding Professional Staff Award, given to a member of the professional staff who has demonstrated exemplary dedication, professionalism and ability in his or her position, for the 2007-2008 school year. Floyd is a 1995 graduate of Arkansas Tech University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. He and his wife, Mary, are the parents of one son, Jalen. He currently teaches Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries at Ozarks.
The athletic training facility at Ozarks is equipped with the
latest technology to treat athletic injuries and enhance the
athletes ability to rehabilitate quickly and fully. The athletic
training staff oversees 10 athletic programs and approximately 160
athletes at Ozarks. Head Athletic Trainer Chad Floyd also provides
a multitude of services in the athletic department such as
organizing pre-participation physicals, physician referrals and
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