Stephenville ISD head athletic trainer and assistant athletic director Mike Carroll has been honored again, this time for his "significant contributions in preventing sudden death in sports," according to a release from the University of Connecticut's Korey Stringer Institute, where he is a member of the medical and science advisory board.
Carroll was one of three individuals nationwide to be presented the Korey Stringer Institute Lifesaving Research Award. He received the honor just months after earning the NATA and Southwest Athletic Training Association's Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award.
Carroll is currently the liason between the Texas State Athletic Trainers Association and the University Interscholastic League. In 2011 he led the effort to have the UIL adopt preseason practice guidelines similar to those recommended by the NATA. In 2009, he was a member of the Preseason Heat Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics Task Force.
"As a state licensed and nationally certified athletic trainer, Mike is very active in professional organizations and has served on numerous local, state and district boards of directors in the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association," reads the release.
Carroll also received the NATA's Athletic Trainer Service Award in 2008 and the SWATA's Eddie Wojecki and Bobby Gunn Unsung Hero Award in 2005.
Carroll has been head athletic trainer at Stephenville since 2003 and added assistant athletic director to his title in 2008.
Other recipients of the Lifesaving Research Award are Dr. Francis O'Connor of the Uniformed Services University in Maryland and Ron Courson, director of sports medicine at the University of Georgia.