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Brad Rohling, M.Ed., LAT, ATC, ITAT   
Athletic Training Coordinator
(615) 893-5815 ext. 22187

Athletic Training Coordinator

 

   Brad Rohling is the Athletic Training Coordinator for Rutherford County Schools.  He served in a similar role through NHC Rehabilitation from 2004 until 2018.  He received his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Middle Tennessee State as a member of the first class to graduate with the curriculum based major.  While progressing through the program he also completed an internship with the Tennessee Titans.

 

   Rohling then continued his education at Auburn University and received a Master’s Degree in Education with a Higher Education Administration concentration. During that time, he was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer with Auburn Football, where upon graduation, Brad transitioned into a full-time position as an assistant Athletic Trainer with football at Auburn. In his 4 years at Auburn he was able to work with and learn from Athletic Trainers and physicians Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Larry Lemak, and Dr. Mike Goodlett. He held that position until he moved back to Middle Tennessee and began work with NHC Rehabilitation.

 

   Rohling is currently in the role of Middle Tennessee Representative for the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society Executive Board. He is in his fourth year as a member of the TSSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and an adjunct faculty member with the MTSU Athletic Training Education Program. Rohling served three years as the Chairperson for the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society Secondary Schools committee, while serving as a committee member before becoming Chairperson.  He is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association Research and Education Foundation Scholarship Committee.  In 2018 he was awarded the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society Corporate Award Athletic Trainer of the Year for his work with Rutherford County Schools.

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Kelly Stephens, LAT, ATC
Blackman High School
 
 
Blackman High School   
 
   Kelly Stephens is a second year Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Blackman High School.  She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision of Higher Education at Middle Tennessee State University.  Stephens graduated summa cum laude from MTSU with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training in 2017. 

   Since 2011, Stephens has contributed her time as a counselor at Tennessee Camp for Diabetic Children-a summer program committed to teaching Type 1 diabetic children how to live an active and healthy lifestyle.
 
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Thomas Coleman, LAT, ATC
Central Magnet
 
   
Central Magnet High School
 
   Thomas Coleman is a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer currently working at Central Magnet School. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Education in Administration & Supervision at Middle Tennessee State. Originally from Indiana, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training at Indiana State University. 
 
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Kevin Wolf, MS, LAT, ATC
Eagleville High School
 
   
Eagleville High School
 
   Kevin received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).  The former long time athletic trainer at Lebanon High School, he has served many area high school programs.  His other sports experience includes MTSU and Sewanee athletics, volunteer medical coverage of Olympic tennis at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, head athletic trainer for the Nashville Metros professional soccer club, and NASCAR and IRL racing.

Wolf served as sports medicine outreach coordinator for University Medical Center in Lebanon for 7 years with a large staff serving 16 schools in 7 counties.  Under his direction, the program earned the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s F.A. Bridges Contributor of the Year Award, having been a leader in providing comprehensive athletic health care to the area, which included implementing a multi- school drug testing program.

 

   He has more than a decade of experience in the outpatient rehabilitation setting and has successfully billed insurance plans for athletic training services.  More recently, before joining Rutherford County Schools, he served our athletes as a successful bracing and supports representative.

 

   An active member of his profession, he is past Vice-President and Secretary of the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society (TATS) and is its current Parliamentarian.  In 2015, Wolf was elected to the TATS Hall of Fame.
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Tiffany Conley, M.Ed., LAT, ATC
LaVergne High School
 
   
LaVergne High School
 
   Originally from Indiana, Tiffany graduated from Purdue University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training.  At Purdue, she had clinical rotations with football, volleyball, and swimming.  She then graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Master’s of Education in 2017.  While working on her master’s, she was fulfilling her Graduate Assistant responsibilities by working as the Head Athletic trainer at LaVergne High School.  Following her master’s degree, she then accepted a Health Science teaching position at LaVergne High School while continuing as the head athletic trainer. The 2018-2019 school year will be her fourth year with LaVergne High.
 
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Heath Forge, M.Ed., LAT, ATC
Oakland High School
 

 

Oakland High School 

 

   Heath Forge is currently in his third year as the Head Athletic Trainer at Oakland High School where he also serves as a health science instructor for the school.

 

   Before taking over as head Athletic Trainer at Oakland High School, Heath served as an assistant football Athletic Trainer at Auburn University.

 

   He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic training. Upon graduation Heath attended University of Arkansas where he served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for their football program while completing his Master’s Degree in Recreation and Sport Management.

 

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Josh Haley, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Riverdale High School
 

   

Riverdale High School 

 

   Josh completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training in 2009 followed by his Master’s Degree in Health in 2011, both from Middle Tennessee State University.  Currently, he is working toward the completion of his doctorate in Human Performance.  While completing his masters degree, he worked as a graduate teaching assistant at Middle Tennessee State, teaching first aid and safety courses as well as assisting with kinesiology labs and a variety of courses offered within the Athletic Training Education Program. 

 

   Since the Fall of 2011, Josh has served as an Athletic Trainer in Rutherford County, working at Riverdale High and LaVergne High.  In 2012 he was awarded by the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society as the Graduate Student Athletic Trainer of the year.  He began teaching as a Health Science teacher in Rutherford County in 2013. Additionally, Josh has presented at various athletic training conferences ranging from the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society regional conference to the National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Symposium.  Presentation topics have included original research related to concussions in high school athletes as well as topics related to post-concussion care and recovery.

 

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Kirstie Jones, MS, LAT, ATC
Siegel High School
 
   
Siegel High School 
 
   Kirstie graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of North Florida in 2014. She then moved to Murfreesboro, where she received her Master of Science in Sports Management from MTSU while working as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Oakland High School for two years. Kirstie spent a year at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro and a year at Moore County High School in Lynchburg. While in Lynchburg, she was also the Athletic Trainer Motlow State College, covering all their sports. This year, Kirstie has come back to Murfreesboro to accept a teaching and athletic training position at Siegel High School. Kirstie is engaged to Everett Boutwell, who is the Athletic Trainer at Smyrna High School. They enjoy spending times outdoors and soaking up the sun with their dogs, Bailey and Harley.
 
 
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Everett Boutwell, M.Ed., LAT, ATC
Smyrna High School
 

 

Smyrna High School

 

Everett received his Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Wingate University and his Masters of Educational Administration from Middle Tennessee State. Everett has been an athletic trainer for five years at the secondary school level. He spent his first four years as the athletic trainer at Shelbyville Central High School. He now serves as the first full time athletic trainer at Smyrna High School. His other sports experience includes rookie mini-camp with the Carolina Panthers Football Organization, MTSU Club Sports, and five years experience in outpatient physical therapy at Elite Physical Therapy and Balance Center in Shelbyville.  In his free time, Everett enjoys spending time with his fiancé Kirstie Jones and their two dogs Harley and Bailey.

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Emily Spears, MS, LAT, ATC
Stewarts Creek High School

 

Stewarts Creek High School   

 

   Emily Spears graduated with a Bachelors in Science and Masters in Science from MTSU. Spent 3 years as the athletic trainer at LaVergne High School followed by 3 years at Forrest School in Chapel Hill before returning to Rutherford County in 2011 as the first teacher/athletic trainer at LaVergne High. She moved to Stewarts Creek at their opening in 2013. Was named the 2018 Jerry Robertson Educator of the year by the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society.

 

 

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