Elections

Special Election for SEATA Treasurer

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Scott Byrd LAT, ATC

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Rob Ullery MS, LAT, ATC

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Scott Byrd has been consistently active at the State level since 2001. Serving as Secondary Schools Chair, Governmental affairs chair and served as Vice President under two TATS Presidents. He has just finished his second term as President of TATS. Scott has served on State and Local boards and civic service committees. During his two terms as TATS President, He was also a member of the SEATA Executive Board. 

Scott also serves as a Deacon at First Baptist Church Dandridge; Scott feels that GOD should come first and that HE has blessed him with the opportunity to utilize the Talents bestowed upon him by allowing him to serve others as an ATC.

Scott has worked in a variety of practice settings giving him a more diverse views of our profession. He has worked as an intern in Professional Baseball, Clinic-based outreach, Hospital-based Secondary School setting, Tennessee Career and Technical Education teacher and has been a Head Athletic Trainer at the college level. Scott also served as Medical Coordinator of the Toyota/TACA East/West All-Star Football events since 2007; Medical Coordinator for National Guard Border Bowl since 2008; served on the Medical Committee for the AAU Junior Olympics 2002 and served as baseball ATC for AAU Jr Olympics in 1997; TSSAA A.F. Bridges award winner 2006-2007. He has been a member of the TSSAA Wrestling Weight Management Executive Committee since its inception in 2003. He is currently serving on the TSSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.

Scott has been honored as Joe Worden Clinic/Professional Athletic Trainer of the Year 2001, SEATA Clinic Corporate Award 2005, and SEATA High School Athletic Trainer of the year award 2007, Gatorade Secondary School Service Award 2009. TATS Corporate award winner in 2005 and 2009. Under Scott’s direction, Sevier County Schools became the first Tennessee school system to have all county secondary schools be awarded Safe Sports Schools 1st team recognition and Cocke County Schools becoming the 2nd system.

This past spring 2019, The Sevier County School System was also honored by the Tennessee Department of Health as a Safe Stars Award recipient at all 5 secondary schools.

Scott is married to Carla Hasty Byrd and has three sons, Colton, Jackson, and Hayden.


 

Rob Ullery graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1991 with his Bachelor’s degree and then from Ohio University in 1992 with his Master’s degree.  After graduation, Rob started working as a high school outreach athletic trainer where he worked for Kentucky Sports Medicine (1992-1996) and UK Sports Medicine (1996-present).  While at UK Sports Medicine Rob was named the Outreach Coordinator in 2005 and subsequently the Director of Outreach in 2015.  During this time, Rob was also the co-director of the Wildcat Symposium, a two day Medical Symposium for doctors, athletic trainers, and physical therapists.  Additionally, Rob was both a Test Site Administrator and District IX Test Site Administrator for the NATABOC.  IN 2011, Rob became actively involved in state politics after being elected secretary of the Ky Athletic Trainers Society.  Rob quickly rose through the ranks and became state president in 2013.  This also allowed him to become a part of the executive council for SEATA where he was actively engaged in creating SEATA policies.   He was part of the SEATA Executive Council until he termed off as President of Ky in 2017. During his time as President of Kentucky, Rob’s goal was to get athletic trainers more involved in the profession.  In 2017, Rob was elected as region representative.  Rob’s goals were accomplished by having the largest number of attendees at the state meetings consistently throughout the years and having multiple candidates running for executive council positions.    Rob wishes to continue this goal/mission from the district level and is eager about the opportunity to bring his excitement to the district level. 

Rob lives in Lexington, Kentucky and has been married to Nancy for 26 years.  They have 2 children Morgan and Zach.  Morgan is a Kindergarten teacher at Paris Elementary and Zach is a Junior at Eastern Ky University majoring in Forensic Science.  In his free time, Rob likes to play golf and attend both  college and professional sporting events. 

 
 

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