Grant Stovall Named Associate AD For Sports Medicine

June 19, 2013

Grant Stovall, a well-respected athletic trainer and administrator, has been named Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine at Texas Tech University, as announced earlier today by Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt.

Stovall will lead the sports medicine unit at Texas Tech as part of a newly created position that will serve as both the primary administrator and a hands-on athletic trainer.

"We are excited to bring Grant Stovall into our department as Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine," Hocutt said. "Our primary focus at Texas Tech is the well-being of our student-athletes and our sports medicine unit plays a vital role in that objective. Grant's experience as both an athletic trainer and an administrator will further our aspirations to be recognized nationally for the preventative care of our student-athletes."

Stovall joins the athletics department after spending the last nine years as Director of Clinical Services at Lubbock Sports Medicine. While at LSM, he worked alongside numerous orthopedic surgeons that provide care for the 400 plus student-athletes at Texas Tech. He was in charge of day-to-day operations of the clinic as well as managing the durable medical bracing business, sports medicine outreach contracts and marketing.

Prior to joining Lubbock Sports Medicine, Stovall spent six years as the Sports Medicine Manager at Covenant Health Systems where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the sports medicine department.

His experience in athletic training included two clinical stops while he was pursuing his master's degree in physical therapy at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. From 1994-1998, he served as an athletic trainer at Rehability Sports Medicine Network and at Methodist Hospital SportsCare. During that time he provided coverage as an athletics trainer at a number of area high schools. In addition, Stovall served as medical coordinator for the Lubbock Cotton Kings (2001-03), the NJCAA Region V Basketball Tournament (2000-02) and has served the ABC Rodeo in that role since 1997.

Stovall earned a Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech in 1994 and a Master of Physical Therapy from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 1998. He holds athletic training certifications from the Texas Advisory Board of Athletics Trainers, the NATA Board of Certification as well as the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.




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