Athletic Training Staff

Chad Floyd
Head Athletic Trainer (18th year)

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the day-to-day athletic training operations, which includes over 300 student-athletes and 21 teams
  • Conduct an initial assessment of an athlete's injury or illness in order to provide emergency or continued care, and to determine whether they should be referred to physicians for definitive diagnosis and treatment
  • Care for athletic injuries using physical therapy equipment, techniques, and medication
  • Evaluate athletes' readiness to play, and provide participation clearances when necessary and warranted
  • Apply protective or injury preventive devices
  • Assess and report the progress of recovering athletes to coaches and physicians
  • Collaborate with physicians in order to develop and implement comprehensive rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries
  • Plan and implement comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention programs
  • Develop training programs and routines designed to improve athletic performance
  • Instruct coaches, athletes, parents, medical personnel, and community members in the care and prevention of athletic injuries

At Ozarks

  • 2007-08 American Southwest Conference East Division Trainer of the Year
  • 2010-11 American Southwest Conference East Division Trainer of the Year
  • 2012-13 American Southwest Conference East Division Trainer of the Year
  • 2007-08 University of the Ozarks Alvin C. Broyles Outstanding Professional Staff Award
  • 2014 Dr. Doug Parker Recognition Award from the Arkansas Athletic Trainers' Association

Previous Experience

  • Minnesota Twins minor league system (1996-99)
  • Cooper Clinic Sports Medicine (1999-01)

Instructional Presentations

  • Arkansas Athletic Trainers Association
  • ARKAHPERD
  • American Southwest Conference

Professional License and Certifications

  • NATABOC
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Southwest Athletic Trainers Association
  • Arkansas Athletic Trainers Association
  • Arkansas State Department of Athletic Training
  • Arkansas teaching certificate in health and physical education
  • American Heart Association BLS Health Care Provider

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Arkansas Tech (1995)

Hometown

  • Ozark, Arkansas

Personal

  • Married to Mary and they are the parents of one son

Contact: cfloyd@ozarks.edu or 479-979-1472

    

 

Dallas Brose
Assistant Athletic Trainer (1st season)

Responsibilities

  • Will work with over 300 student-athletes and 20 teams
  • Conducts an initial assessment of an athlete's injury or illness in order to provide emergency or continued care
  • Care for athletic injuries using physical therapy equipment, techniques, and medication
  • Evaluate athletes' readiness to play, and provide participation clearances when necessary and warranted
  • Apply protective or injury preventive devices
  • Assess and report the progress of recovering athletes to coaches and physicians
  • Collaborate with physicians in order to develop and implement comprehensive rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries
  • Develop training programs and routines designed to improve athletic performance

 

Previous Experience

  • Graduate Assistant of Sports Medicine at Fresno Pacific University (2016-18)
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer at Cowley College (2013-16)
  • Central Valley Christian High School (2016 and 2017 football season)

Previous Experience

  • NATABOC
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Southwest Athletic Trainers Association
  • American Heart Association BLS Health Care Provider
  • Arkansas Athletic Trainers Association
  • Arkansas State Department of Athletic Training

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from George Fox University (2013)
  • Master's degree in Athletic Training from Fresno Pacific University (2018)

Personal

  • Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

 

Denise Prather
Assistant Athletic Trainer/Head Softball Coach (1st season)

At Ozarks

  • First season (2018-2019)

Assistant Coaching Experience

  • Illinois Wesleyan University (2015-2018)
  • Lake Land College (2012-2015)
  • Milliken University (2010-2012)

Collegiate Coaching Accomplishments

  • Helped Illinois Wesleyan to the NCAA Division III National Championship game (2018)
  • Assisted Illinois Wesleyan to its best season ever behind a 40-win season and a national runner-up finish (2018) 
  • Helped Illinois Wesleyan to three consecutive conference and regional championships and three straight NCAA Tournament appearances during her tenure
  • llinois Wesleyan program finished seventh, fifth and second overall in the NCAA Tournament
  • Helped Lake Land College to a pair of NJCAA National Tournament appearances
  • Guided 2013 Lake Land College team to a fifth-place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament
  • Helped Milliken University to a conference championship
  • At Milliken, she assisted the team to a pair of conference tournament appearances
  • Part of the NFCA Great-Lakes Coaching Staff of the Year at Illinois Wesleyan
  • Part of Conference Coaching Staff of the Year at Milliken

Playing Experience

  • University of Illinois

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training from University of Illinois (2009)
  • Master's degree in Sport Management from Illinois State University (2017)

Hometown

  • Mount Zion, Illinois

Personal

  • Married to Ruth