Whit Hilleary, ECHO Workers Reporter
The Trinity Athletics Section performs year-spherical to preserve the Rocks competing in 19 sporting activities. In this aspect of a series that allows visitors get to know the section users, Rocks Coach Mr. Monthly bill Cubbage, who in 2018 was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Trainers Modern society Corridor of Fame, answered a number of questions.
Q: What is your career as athletic trainer?
A: My work is blocking and caring for accidents that our pupil athletes go through. That signifies something from taping and bandaging, getting care of accidents on the field throughout video games, monitoring environmental conditions, rehab immediately after key injuries, and many others.
Q: What led to turning into an athletic coach?
A: When I was a freshman in substantial university, a pair of close friends that lived in my community were being managers for our substantial faculty soccer team. They requested if I desired to be part of them. I did and was a soccer manager as a result of substantial college. When I was a senior, I found out there had been university scholarship alternatives for supervisors. I received one particular and soon after a yr as a supervisor transitioned to being a student training assistant. I fell in love with it and decided to go after it as a career.
Q: Just after operating in sporting activities medication at several faculties and universities, what is the finest assistance you give athletes to avert personal injury?
Pay attention to your coaches let them train you the safest way to enjoy. Hear to your system, enable it inform you when something isn’t appropriate. Take edge of down time. The very best drugs for sports activities injuries is often relaxation. When you have a chance to relaxation, take gain of it.
Q: What do you love most and least about your work?
A: Without a question I get my best enjoyment helping athletes get again to enjoy. I really like seeing anyone who’s experienced a bad harm triumph over it and return to participate in. The hours are probably my the very least most loved detail.
Q: What suggestions would you give to individuals wanting to turn into an athletic coach?
A: Get involved even though you are in higher school and see if it appeals to you then do your investigation. Just like any other overall health care field, you should get a degree in athletic education to get a license to observe. Attempt to determine the stage you want to work (superior faculty, school, professionals, industrial, armed service, and so forth.) and go to a university that will most effective put together you for that. Really don’t be frightened of prolonged several hours it is a reality in this career.
Q: Why is Trinity crucial to you?
A: I’ve been at Trinity for pretty much 22 a long time now. Considering the fact that the starting, Trinity has supplied me the sources necessary to be successful at my task. We are blessed to have a pretty supportive administration that will take the time to listen to what I will need. That’s not the case all over the place. I’m really satisfied in that regard. I appreciate the atmosphere at Trinity. Athletics are an integral portion of the college but by no usually means overshadow the school’s most important reason of schooling. I experience like element of a family right here.