Certified Athletic Trainer
Associate AT – Jesuit High School
Ricky grew up in North Carolina and earned his bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in 2012. He spent much of his time working with the football, wrestling, track and women’s soccer teams. He was able to do many of his clinical rotation at his alma mater Cary High School while gaining internship hours working with the football, wrestling and basketball teams. After graduation he continued gaining experience completing another internship at Morgan State University working with the football and basketball programs.
He then attended Nova Southeastern University where he obtained his master’s degree in health science with a concentration of athletic training in 2016. While at Nova he worked with Women’s Soccer, Women’s Tennis and the Track team. Upon graduation he decided to advance his training and experience and was selected to work as an NFL Athletic Training Intern with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2016-2017 season. After the NFL he served as an athletic trainer for Greenville Health Systems in Greenville, South Carolina.
He joined Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay in June of 2018 and has been working as the Associate Athletic Trainer at Jesuit High School. He works with all Jesuit sports team providing daily injury assessments, treatments, injury screening and on-field emergency coverage.
He is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and State of Florida Licensed Athletic Trainer.