Terrapin Athletics Sports Medicine
Tampa Prep Athletics foremost consideration for our student athletes is that there is a healthy, safe environment for them to participate in. The Sports Medicine staff at Tampa Prep provides another layer of safety and care for our student athletes. Our staff works to prevent, manage, and rehabilitate injuries and illnesses in a safe and confidential manner. In addition we provide education, development, and guidance for our student-athletes in order prevent the reoccurrences of the injury and prevent future injuries. Our sports medicine staff is run by Andrew Sufficool, ATC. He is a professionally licensed athletic trainer with the National Athletic Trainers Association.
A member of our sports medicine staff is present at all practices and home contests. If a student-athlete is injured, an athletic trainer will evaluate the severity of the injury and will recommend what care is needed. Depending on the extent of the injury the athletic training staff will recommend the appropriate treatment and rehabilitation. The sports medicine staff will work hand and hand with the student athlete, doctors as well as our strength and conditioning staff in monitoring the student-athletes’ rehabilitation. Once a student-athlete has regained strength and function, they are allowed to return to their sport.
Tampa Prep also serves as a clinical site for the University of South Florida Athletic Training Education Program.
Head Athletic Trainer: Andrew Sufficool, MA, ATC/L
Coach Sufficool has been a certified Athletic Trainer for 6 years. After receiving his degree in Athletic Training from Catawba College, he completed a one-year internship at Appalachian State University where he was the Head Athletic Trainer for both the Men's Soccer and Baseball teams. He then served as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at USF where he was the Head Athletic Trainer for the Men's Soccer Team and also worked with the other varsity sports there as well. Coach Sufficool has been the Head Athletic Trainer at Tampa Prep for 2 years.