Local athletic trainer, Ethan Campbell of Keller High School, named regional nominee for The Newell 2017 National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award

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Ethan Campbell, certified athletic trainer at Keller High School, was recently named the regional nominee for The Newell 2017 National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. As the regional nominee, Campbell advanced on to join other regional nominees from across the nation to be considered The Newell Award 2017 National Athletic Trainer of the Year.

In partnership with local leading orthopedic practices, such as North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center, The Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award recognizes athletic trainers for the service and leadership they provide local athletic communities. Based on examples of service, leadership and shared experiences from community members, nominees for The Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award were determined regionally. Several exceptional shared experiences from community members were received in support of Campbell’s regional nomination for the National Award.

Campbell received his bachelor of arts degree in community health with a minor in athletic training from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. During that time, he completed an internship with the Minnesota Vikings’ strength and conditioning coaches and an internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. His focus is to keep the athletes at Keller High School healthy so they can achieve their dreams and enjoy doing the things they love.

“The outpouring of support from community members on Mr. Campbell’s behalf has been tremendous and certainly well-deserved,” says Dr. Kerry Donegan, sports medicine surgeon at North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center. “We feel honored to acknowledge his efforts by partnering with The Newell Award to recognize the region’s top athletic trainers for the service and leadership they display while treating our community athletes.”

In addition to Campbell, there were several other exceptional candidates considered for regional nomination for The Newell 2017 National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award including Douglas Barnes of V.R. Eaton High School, Robert Carlson of Grapevine High School and Brian Terell of Colleyville Heritage High School.