January 19th, 2023 - By Reagan Zywicki

    Athletic trainers are an asset to any sports team. An athletic trainer’s job entails that they are a healthcare professional who specializes in the field of sports medicine. 

    It is their job to help athletes with injuries so that they are able to perform to the best of their ability.   
    Here in Proctor High School we have our very own athletic trainer, his name is Evan Dewald. Evan has been an athletic trainer here at Proctor for several years. 

    Dewald said his favorite part of being a trainer is, “Helping people, the relationships, and being a part of the Mirage hockey program.” 

    Dewald said his daily tasks include, “I help people with their injuries right after school, I check in with all of the teams/sports in Proctor’s athletics, and if there are any games I cover them.”
    With the injury to Damar Hamlin we were curious as to Evan’s opinion of the whole situation, he said, “I think that it is very important as an athletic trainer to understand how to recognize and take appropriate action in emergency situations. It is also important for high schools to have athletic trainers that are able to discover those situations right away and not waste any time.”    

    Dewald stressed that time is one of the most important things when it comes to being an athletic trainer. 

    Damar Hamlin’s life was saved by an athletic trainer. It is crucial that we give support and recognition to our very own at Proctor High School!