Hall and Bailey receive honors from NATA
March 7, 2006
FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU head athletics trainer Chris Hall has received the Athletic Training Service Award by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), while former TCU longtime athletics trainer and current associate athletics director Ross Bailey was honored by NATA as a Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer.
A 1983 TCU graduate, Hall is in his 21st year with the Horned Frogs and third as the head athletic trainer, a promotion that took place in March 2003. Hall became just the second head athletics trainer in school history when he took over for Bailey, who then focused on his associate athletics director role.
Hall is responsible for athletic injury recognition and care, treatment and rehabilitation for the men's basketball team, as well as coordinator of all athletic training support services for the athletics department.
Hall has been active with NATA on several committees in addition to assisting with national educational symposiums at its annual convention.
Bailey, a 1976 graduate of TCU, spent 22 years as the Frogs' head athletics trainer. A certified and licensed athletics trainer, he is a member of NATA and serves on the Board of Athletic Training for the Texas Department of Health. He also works as an associate on the Justin Boots Sports Medicine Team.
Bailey was the 1985 recipient of the Eddie Wojecki Athletic Trainer of the Year Award and earned the Frank Medina Award for service to athletic training and mankind in 1999. He was inducted into the SWATA Hall of Fame in 2000.
In his current role as associate athletics director at TCU, Bailey supervises the sports medicine department, equipment room, video services and strength and development. He also directs and manages the game-day operations for football, men's basketball and baseball. In addition, he oversees new facility development and construction as well as the maintenance of current facilities.