The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association has partnered with Vanderbilt Sports Medicine and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to provide sports medicine coverage at all championship games.
Under the agreement, Vanderbilt be the official sports medicine provider and will supply certified athletic trainers and on-site medical support at all state high school championship sporting events throughout Tennessee with more than 10,000 student athletes participating.
The iPhone app CoachSmart is a resource for coaches and administrators, offering real-time information on heat index and lightning strikes, as well as frequently asked sports medicine and safety questions. The app is free to download in the Apple App Store. Live lightning data is provided through an in-app subscription of $1.99 per year.
Sports Safety Topics
Contact Vanderbilt Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine Advisory Committee
Thaddeus Avery, Certified Athletic Trainer - Term Expires Spring 2023
Peggy Bratt, Certified Athletic Trainer - Term Expires Spring 2025
Gregg Cloutier, Certified Athletic Trainer - Term Expires Spring 2025
Dr. Joshua Johnson, Physician - Term Expires Spring 2023
Dr. Jeff Kindred, Physician - Term Expires Spring 2025
Dr. David Long, Physician - Term Expires Spring 2023
Chris Poynter, Athletic Director - Term Expires Spring 2023
Dr. Justin Smith, Physician - Term Expires Spring 2023
Kim Walter, Certified Athletic Trainer - Term Expires Spring 2023
Mark Reeves, TSSAA Staff
Joe Blair, TSSAA Staff
Ex Officio Members
Lori Paisley, Healthy Schools Division, Tennessee Department of Education
Terry Love, Tennessee Department of Health