Dr. Ray Castle inducted into Southeast Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame


Dr. Ray Castle, LSU School of Kinesiology athletic training program director and associate professor of professional practice, was inducted into the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA) Hall of Fame class of 2014.

To be inducted into the SEATA Hall of Fame, Castle had more than 20 years of service in the athletic training profession with an extensive background in education, clinical practice, and professional service.

During his career Castle has worked to enhance the quality of health care provided by athletic trainers and advance the athletic training profession.

“Being inducted into the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association’s Hall of Fame is an honor for Dr. Castle and the School of Kinesiology,” said Dr. Melinda Solmon, School of Kinesiology director. “This designation is the highest honor this organization awards, recognizing leadership, service, dedication, and professionalism. Through his professional service in the athletic training profession Dr. Castle has been a great representative of LSU and brought positive recognition to the College of Human Sciences and Education.”

 The SEATA Hall of Fame was formed in 2007 to recognize and honor those members who have served and demonstrated outstanding and unusual service to SEATA and the professional of athletic training.

Since its beginning only 60 athletic trainers have been inducted into the SEATA Hall of Fame. Castle will be the fifth from LSU.

Former LSU athletic trainers and past inductees include Col. Frank Wandle, who served LSU in the early 30s as athletic trainer; Mike Chambers, who served as Head Athletic Trainer at LSU in 1935-43 and the first live tiger mascot was named “Mike the Tiger” in his honor; Martin Broussard, whose athletic training career spanned six decades, more than 40 years at LSU; and John Anderson, who served as athletic trainer at LSU from 1979 to 1989.

Castle joins this esteemed company of great leaders in the history of athletic training.

The induction was held in Atlanta, Georgia during the SEATA Clinical Symposium and Member’s Meeting March 14-16, 2014.

The Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association (SEATA) is District IX of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.  It is a not-for-profit organization dealing with the concerns of its members and the profession of athletic training as a whole.


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