About our Guest
On this episode JD Boudreaux speaks with Pat Richards.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Pat Richards is a certified athletic trainer and Associate Director of Sports Medicine for Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Football team. He brings a wealth of experience from the across the collegiate and professional ranks. Pat has earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Texas Christian University (TCU) and a Master of Science from the University of Utah. Prior to coming to Louisiana, Richards has had stints on the sidelines at Mississippi State (Assistant Athletic Trainer), Louisville (Certified Intern Athletic Trainer), and Utah (Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer). During his time as an undergraduate student at TCU, he completed an internship with the Dallas Cowboys during their 2012 preseason training camp and regular season.
In this episode, Pat discusses his role as an athletic trainer as a part of the sports medicine team as well as the value of interdisciplinary teamwork to manage athletic injuries at the collegiate setting. He highlights the importance of building trust with athletes and the significance of injury prevention programs.
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