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Health, Wellness & Safety


The Texas High School Coaches Association has announced an official partnership with Dell Children’s Ascension as a Health, Safety, and Wellness sponsor. Dell Children’s is an exceptional pediatric facility that provides Central Texas families access to a wide range of healthcare services for children and adolescents. Health, Safety, and Wellness will be provided to all THSCA members. 


“THSCA is proud to be partnering with the Dell Children’s Ascension, an organization that is nationally recognized for their efforts to serve children……,” said Joe Martin, Executive Director of THSCA. “We consider it a great asset that our coaches can communicate this to their kids and the parents concerning the health, safety, and wellness of their children.” 

Dell Children’s will title awards with THSCA called the Dell Children’s Trainer of the Year and the Academic All State Trainer Team powered by Dell Children’s. Downloads from Dell Children’s will be available on the THSCA website, along with communication from the Texas Coach magazine, Weekly News Brief, and SportsYou. 

"Dell Children’s priority is to help keep children healthy and active. Our sponsorship is in alignment with the Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation and expands our reach in Central Texas and beyond," said Adam Bauman, Vice President, Orthopedics, Sports and Rehabilitation Services, Ascension Texas. "We are thrilled to be the official partner for health, safety, and wellness for high school coaches and provide educational tools needed to help keep student-athletes safe." 

Professional development and health and safety lectures will also be presented at the THSCA Coaching School and Convention. The mission of THSCA is to ‘Help Coaches Help Kids’ and our partnership with Dell Children’s will enhance the ability to serve kids in the State of Texas concerning health, safety, and wellness.

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Diana Salter, BS, LAT

Athletic Trainer / Concussion Clinic Liaison

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Licensed Athletic Trainer for 28 years specializing in Sports Injuries and especially TBI-Concussion Injuries.

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Christian van der Schijff, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Athletic Trainer / Physical Therapist

Originally from Massachusetts, Christian is a Physical Therapist & Athletic Trainer who enjoys working with high level athletes and helping them get back to their full potential. Holds degrees from Northeastern University (DPT) and Salem State University (ATC).


Jared Hutchens, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT

Athletic Trainer / Physical Therapist

Austinite, former Westwood Warrior and Texas Longhorn specializing in sports medicine and helping athletes return to sports after injuries and surgeries

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Ally Furey, MS, LAT, ATC, PES

Athletic Trainer / Program Manager

Originally from New Jersey, Ally is the current Program Manager for Ascension Texas Sports Performance and holds degrees from the University of South Florida and McNeese State University in Athletic Training / Human Performance.

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Esteban Martinez-Cabello, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT

Athletic Trainer / Physical Therapist

Bilingual and dual credentialed sports medicine therapist and athletic trainer with a passion for safely returning athletes to play.

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Petra Place, PT, BSPT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Specializes in pediatric/adolescent orthopedics and sports medicine, hemophilia treatment center, lead PT in the operative sports med clinic at DCMC. Senior PT previously at the CHOC Orthopedic Institute, and the CHOC Hemophilia Treatment Center x11 years prior to joining DCMC. Has been practicing x 26 years. Passion for working with high level adolescent athletes.

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