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Meet Chad Dybdahl: Head Athletic Trainer

Chad is always at the ready to help our athletic program excel. From monitoring the overall health and safety of our athletes to working alongside the coaching staff, Chad is one of the biggest Spartan fans around.

Naturally, Chad surrounds himself with athletes. He has been a certified athletic trainer for almost 20 years working in physical therapy clinic settings, in schools' athletic programs. Chad shares, “As part of the Spartan Athletics program, I get to witness our young men and women as they learn about character, integrity, perseverance, respect, leadership, and hard work.” Chad has the unique opportunity to be involved with the spiritual, physical, and emotional development of our athletes. Working with these kids and athletic staff is an honor: “GAC has the best coaches in the state, amazing facilities, and athletes that are respectful and try hard to do things ‘the right way.’”

Even though Sports Center is a nightly ritual, Chad’s interests don’t stop with athletics. He is a member of the Georgia Mineral Society: “I really enjoy learning about rocks and minerals. Adding to my personal collection on rock-hounding field trips is how I love to spend my time.” Chad has a master’s degree in athletic training and is a NATA Certified Athletic Trainer (A.T.C./L) and licensed by the state of Georgia since 1998.