Leah Chandley, M.S., L.A.T., A.T.C., of Marist School has been named the Regional Nominee for The 2019 – 2020 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. As the Regional Nominee, Chandley will advance on to join other Regional Nominees from across the nation to be considered for the title of The Newell Award National Athletic Trainer of the Year, which will be announced in May 2020.
In partnership with local leading orthopedic practices, such as The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming and surrounding areas, The 2019 – 2020 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award recognizes athletic trainers for the service and leadership they provide to local athletic communities. Based on examples of service, leadership and shared experiences from community members, nominees for The Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award are determined regionally. Well over 300 exceptional shared experiences from community members were received in support of Chandley’s regional nomination for the National Award.
“The outpouring of support from community members on Ms. Chandley's behalf has been tremendous and certainly well-deserved,” says Dr. Bryce Gillespie, fellowship-trained orthopedic hand, wrist, elbow and nerve surgeon at The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia. “We feel honored to acknowledge her efforts by partnering with The Newell Award to recognize the region's top athletic trainers for the service and leadership they display while treating our community’s athletes.”
As an assistant athletic trainer for Marist School, Chandley is responsible for prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation for all athletic teams, grades 7 to 12. She not only invests in student-athletes on the field but also in the classroom by teaching an introductory sports medicine class. Prior to joining Marist, Chandley was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Georgia, where she worked with the track and field/cross-country team, women's soccer and the swimming and diving program. Chandley received her undergraduate degree in athletic training from Georgia College.
In addition to Chandley, there were other exceptional candidates considered for regional nomination for The 2019 – 2020 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award, including Ryan Hart of The Mount Vernon School.
Visit TheNewellAward.com/HandCenterGA to learn more about The Newell Award.