Athletic Training Staff

Chad Floyd
Head Athletic Trainer (17th year)

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the day-to-day athletic training operations, which includes over 300 student-athletes and 21 teams
  • Conduct an initial assessment of an athlete's injury or illness in order to provide emergency or continued care, and to determine whether they should be referred to physicians for definitive diagnosis and treatment
  • Care for athletic injuries using physical therapy equipment, techniques, and medication
  • Evaluate athletes' readiness to play, and provide participation clearances when necessary and warranted
  • Apply protective or injury preventive devices
  • Assess and report the progress of recovering athletes to coaches and physicians
  • Collaborate with physicians in order to develop and implement comprehensive rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries
  • Plan and implement comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention programs
  • Develop training programs and routines designed to improve athletic performance
  • Instruct coaches, athletes, parents, medical personnel, and community members in the care and prevention of athletic injuries

At Ozarks

  • 2007-08 American Southwest Conference East Division Trainer of the Year
  • 2010-11 American Southwest Conference East Division Trainer of the Year
  • 2012-13 American Southwest Conference East Division Trainer of the Year
  • 2007-08 University of the Ozarks Alvin C. Broyles Outstanding Professional Staff Award
  • 2014 Dr. Doug Parker Recognition Award from the Arkansas Athletic Trainers' Association

Previous Experience

  • Minnesota Twins minor league system (1996-99)
  • Cooper Clinic Sports Medicine (1999-01)

Instructional Presentations

  • Arkansas Athletic Trainers Association
  • ARKAHPERD
  • American Southwest Conference

Professional License and Certifications

  • NATABOC
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Southwest Athletic Trainers Association
  • Arkansas Athletic Trainers Association
  • Arkansas State Department of Athletic Training
  • Arkansas teaching certificate in health and physical education
  • American Heart Association BLS Health Care Provider

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Arkansas Tech (1995)

Hometown

  • Ozark, Arkansas

Personal

  • Married to Mary and they are the parents of one son

Contact: cfloyd@ozarks.edu or 479-979-1472