Whatever it takes to get an athlete ready to play safely

Name: Brad McReynolds, ATC (retired . . . sort of)

Nickname: Brad

Alma Mater: California State University, Sacramento 

What’s your current gig: Retired, but working per diem as needed

Most Important Thing in Your Bag: Roll of Leuko Tape

What is the Weirdest / Wildest / Most Interesting / Out there AT job you’ve ever worked:
I worked independent baseball for 2 summers.

Share your best Moment / Story / Anecdote as an AT:
I have had so many great experiences as an AT. I worked the USFL championship game at the meadowlands. (Oakland Invaders) I traveled to Hong Kong and worked a FB game of California community college players. I covered both sidelines.
Ice was being chopped up on sideline as needed. 80% humidity. Athlete dislocated his ankle. We brought a team doctor. (GP). Got to experience the different levels of Hong Kong medicine.
It’s has been an amazing career and always remember we are here as Athletic Trainers for the athletes.

Quote/Lyric/Line that sums up Athletic Training For You:
Whatever it takes to get an athlete ready to play safely. 

What does your day to day look like?
Coffee. Exercise. Talk with wife. Decide if I want to work!

What has been the biggest change in the year of the pandemic?
I retired from 35 years in California community colleges. I think the pandemic has made the AT profession pick up its game.

When you’re not on a sideline, where can we find you?
Traveling. Gym. Beach.

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