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Healthcare is one of the most important aspects of a student-athlete's life. The Lipscomb University sports medicine staff and facility is committed to providing student athletes with the best quality care for treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.Head Athletic Trainer William Ness and assistants Clint Woods, Alicia Grover, Hilarie Buck, and Jeremy Dobbs are all certified athletic trainers by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and licensed athletic trainers in the state of Tennessee. They work on a daily basis to care for all aspects of the Lipscomb University student athletes' health and well-being. They are assisted by a part-time physical therapist and numerous physicians and specialists through Baptist Hospital, Baptist Sports Medicine, Elite Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center, and Nashville Medical Group.
The athletic training room is located in the lower level of Allen Arena. In 2000 when Allen Arena was constructed, a 4,700 sq. ft. state of the art athletic training facility was designed. The athletic training room consists of separate areas for taping, treatment, and rehabilitation. The taping area allows adequate space for all student-athletes to be taped prior to competition. The treatment area consists of nine treatment tables alongside top of the line modality machines.
The rehabilitation area is equipped with a StairMaster, Biodex, treadmill, elliptical trainer, upper body ergometer, and exercise bikes in addition to a variety of weights, resistance bands, medicine balls, and other rehabilitation equipment which can be used to facilitate injury rehabilitation. The rehabilitation area is large enough to allow for sport-specific exercises and functional testing. In addition, the athletic training room has an enclosed hydrotherapy room with a large full body whirlpool and three smaller extremity whirlpools.
There are also private offices for each staff athletic trainer as well as the physicians, to allow for one-on-one consultation and evaluation when needed. A large conference room with computers and a sports medicine library completes the athletic training facility, allowing space for work and research by staff.
The Lipscomb University sports medicine staff strives to provide the best medical care possible to each of its student athletes. The state of-the-art athletic training facility represents the University's commitment to allowing this goal to be achieved.
William Ness, MS, ATC, LAT
William Ness begins his eighth year with Baptist Sports Medicine. He currently serves as the head athletic trainer for Lipscomb University. William's primary sport responsibilities include men's basketball and golf.
Prior to coming to Tennessee, William completed a one-year athletic training internship with the Miami Dolphins Football Organization. The North Dakota native graduated from Minnesota State University, Moorhead in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Athletic Training. After graduation, he went on to work as a summer athletic training intern for the Baltimore Ravens Football Organization before attending graduate school. William completed his Master of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2002 at West Virginia University where he was the head athletic trainer at a local high school for 2 years.
William resides in Murfreesboro with his wife Alison and son Jordan.
Clint Woods, ATC, LAT, CSCS, CPT
Clint Woods begins his third year with Lipscomb University Sports Medicine and his sixth year with Baptist Sports Medicine. Clint’s primary sport responsibilities will be men’s soccer and baseball. Before coming to Lipscomb University, Clint worked as an athletic trainer at Trevecca Nazarene University where he was responsible for all sports and worked as the strength and conditioning coach for men’s and women’s soccer and assisted with women’s basketball. Prior to that time, Clint served as the head athletic trainer at Father Ryan High School for two years.
Clint earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with an Emphasis in Athletic Training from Cumberland University. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist and certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Condition Association.
Clint resides in Nashville with his wife Lily, daughter Naolin, and son Cayden.
Alicia Grover, MS, ATC, LAT
Alicia Grover is an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Lipscomb University, working specifically with women’s volleyball and tennis programs.
Alicia came to Nashville after a two-year stint at Middle Tennessee State University where she worked with the top-ranked women’s basketball and tennis programs.
A native of Redmond, Ore., Grover completed her undergraduate work at Oregon State University in Corvallis. She had the opportunity of working with OSU football, women’s soccer and men’s basketball teams, while also contributing time to Western Oregon University football.
Grover then went on to Louisiana State University to complete her master’s degree in 2010 in kinesiology with a concentration on sport management. While at LSU, Alicia worked with the nationally-ranked track and field teams, as well as tennis and cheerleading.
Hilarie Buck, MS, ATC, LAT
Hilarie Buck joined Baptist Sports Medicine in 2012, as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Lipscomb University primarily working with women’s soccer and softball.
Hilarie came to Nashville after working at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she worked with the women’s basketball and tennis programs.
A native of State Center, Iowa, Buck completed her undergraduate work at Iowa State University. She expanded her skills through internships at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and International Gymnastics Camp in Pennsylvania.
Buck then went on to Middle Tennessee State University to complete her master’s degree in exercise science. While at MTSU, Buck worked primarily with the women’s soccer team.
Jeremy Dobbs, MA, ATC, LAT
Jeremy Dobbs joined Baptist Sports Medicine in 2012 with responsibilities at Lipscomb University covering women’s basketball and cross country/track.
Previously, he was the athletic trainer for the University of Alabama women’s basketball team. His current responsibilities include injury evaluation, daily treatments, rehabilitation, utilization and referral to team physicians and coverage of practices and games.
Dobbs’ earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion from UAB in 1999. In 2001, he completed his Master of Arts from the Capstone in Health Studies with an emphasis in Sports Medicine Health Care from the University of Alabama.
Following completion of his master’s degree, Dobbs attended the Temple University School of Podiatry completing a clinical application in Pedorthics in 2002.
As a Pedorthist, Dobbs evaluates, analyzes gaits, molds and fabricates custom foot orthotics and educates patients on proper footwear. Dobbs holds several certifications including the American Board of Certified Pedorthics, National Athletic Trainer’s Board, American Heart Association CPR & AED and Tennessee Athletic Trainer licensure. He is also a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and Southeastern Athletic Trainer’s Association.
Randy Hill, PT, ATC