Chris Snoddy , ATC
Chris Snoddy is a licensed athletic trainer in Tennessee and works for STAR Physical Therapy, where he helps mentor their 50 plus athletic trainers across the state.
Since his student athletic training days at Lipscomb University, Mr. Snoddy has dedicated his entire professional life to sports medicine and caring for athletes throughout Tennessee and the nation with his involvement with the US Olympic Committee.
He was the first full-time athletic trainer hired for Lipscomb University, where he served all the athletic teams for more than a decade. Upon his induction into the university’s Hall of Fame his former boss said, “Chris was a leading pioneer in the development of the sports medicine program, and was later instrumental in the design and construction of the Allen Arena Sports Medicine facility.” In the 1980s he served not only as the athletic trainer for university but worked extensively with Lipscomb Academy’s High School football team. He is the only athletic trainer in the university’s Hall of Fame.
After 14 years at Lipscomb, he moved to Baptist Hospital Sports Medicine. He rose up through the ranks to the director of a program, serving 18 high schools, 4 colleges, the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators.
After numerous committee positions and chairmanships in the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society, he was chosen to be the president. After two terms as TATS president, he has continued his goal of improving healthcare for high school athletes and improving the quality of life for athletic trainers serving secondary schools. He was inducted into the TATS Hall of Fame in 2005. He also has been honored as both the clinical athletic trainer of the year in Tennessee and for the southeast. He received the NATA’s Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2012.
His term on the SSATC representing district 9 started in June 2014.
He has been a part of the Goodpasture Christian School family for parts of three decades. During his tenure with the Cougars he has been a part of 14 state championship teams, as well as 2 national championship cheerleading teams. The school honored him by dedicating both the Annual and the athletic program to him 2013. He is assisted in providing healthcare for the 350 athletes in grades 7-12 by Chelsea Hodges LAT, ATC.
Useful Links and Info:
Academy of Family Physicians
State Athletic Associations
State Athletic Director’s Associations
State Brain Injury Awareness Associations
State Concussion Laws
State Athletic Training Committees
State Secondary School Committee Chairs
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