All season long I have been impressed with head athletic trainer Mike Carroll and assistant athletic trainer Kendall Goldberg’s team of students. I am impressed because I have seen displayed in the athletic training students that are working with the program a sense of pride and dedication to their work. I wish I knew them by name so that proper recognition could be given.

These young people have been trained to excel and do their job with professionalism and excellence. This kind of devotion speaks of their spirit and enthusiasm. The degree of their preparedness speaks to the instruction they have received from Carroll and Goldberg. I have observed numerous varsity and sub-varsity athletic events and at each venue the athletic training students are working hard and making the experience a positive one for the students active in the competition.

This often overlooked dimension of high school sports and athletics has caught my attention and I am extremely proud of our young people. This program gives us as a community another reason to support what is a champion level athletic program that gives all students and sports the encouragement they need to perform at their best.

Thank you Coach Carroll and Coach Goldberg for raising future athletic trainers through our Stephenville athletic programs. I appreciate the investment you are making in young people.


Ed Dittfurth