Since 1974, the NCATA has served to support athletic trainers, to promote and advance the profession of athletic training in North Carolina. The NCATA is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association (District 3) and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.     

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Upon careful review and consideration, I would like to submit my nomination for the position of Secretary for the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association. I have over 20 years of experience working primarily in the secondary school setting, with some additional experience at the collegiate level and as a college instructor. I would cherish and embrace the opportunity to serve our association and provide membership with information to grow us into the future.

As I have grown personally in my career, I look for ways to contribute and give back. Until recently, the specifics of my particular work setting did not provide the best opportunity to be as involved as I would like. I am now in a much better position to take my involvement to another level and feel a member of the leadership team would an excellent fit. I have a creativity for developing innovative techniques and strategies of athletic training in non-conventional situations. Due to circumstance, for the past 15 years, I was responsible to coverage of two high schools and providing all their athletic training services and care. Along with my colleagues, by persistently advocating for change and being a catalyst for development of best practice for patient care we have moved to a one on one model for our area. This persistence and drive, I will bring with me to this leadership position.

I have been a brief member of the Public Relations committee back in 2013. I severed 3 years a community board member of the Gaston County YMCA. I was a member of the Gaston County Jaycees, and completed a 9 month community leadership course through the Gastonia Chamber of Commerce. I currently serve on the Health & Wellness committee at Caromont Health and the Health & Fitness Science Advisory Committee at Gaston College. I have lead and coordinated a sports medicine workshop for local high school student aides, and help organize and facilitate various other annual community events through our outreach program.

I would appreciate consideration of my nomination for the office of Secretary for the NC Athletic Trainers’ Association. I feel I have an obligation to be a role model and serve the association and its members. I feel we are on the cusp of a new era in Athletic Training and I would value the chance to keep our membership informed as we transition into this new and exciting time

Athletic Trainer Caromont Health- Forestview High School

Jarrett Friday


Please accept nomination for the NCATA Board position of Secretary. I have been an active participant on the NCATA Public Relations committee for the past 6 years, serving as a co-chair beginning in 2018. Having worked closely with current and returning Board members, I know that we will be able to collaborate well on issues and projects that may arise. Professionally, I have worked as a high school athletic trainer, collegiate athletic trainer, and have extensive knowledge and experience working with an accredited athletic training program. My role as a Coordinator of Clinical Education keeps me in touch with athletic trainers across settings, which exposes me to their experiences, ideas, and pertinent issues in those settings. I believe that these experiences will serve our membership well, if I am elected to the position of Secretary. I feel I would be a welcome and productive addition to the NCATA Board. It is important to me to use my passion for the profession of athletic training in a meaningful way; this opportunity allows me to give more in the way of professional service.

Athletic Training Program Coordinator of Clinical Education- Highpoint University


Nancy Groh