Suzette Cook
Head Athletic Trainer Brad Morgan treats athletes at Bronson and Cedar Key as part of an agreement between the School Board of Levy County and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Morgan splits his time between the sidelines of school sporting events and UF’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute where he works as a cast and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) tech.
Professional UF athletic trainers will continue to serve Levy County athletes

By Suzette Cook, Reporter

The School Board of Levy County will renew its contract with the University of Florida’s College of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation starting in July for the 2019-2020 school year.

Williston High School will have a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) on duty for 20 hours a week, Chiefland Middle High School will have one for 25 hours a week, and Bronson/Cedar Key schools will have a ATC on duty for 25 hours per week.

According to the contract, “The overall goal of the program is to help plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise the sports medicine program for all sports within the athletic program at the respective schools.”

This will mark the third year that the UF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute's Adolescent and High School Sports Medicine Outreach Program will provide sports physicians to Levy County, according to Dr. Jason Zaremski who is Co-Medical Director of the Adolescent and High School Sports Medicine program.