Phoebe Atheletic Trainers

Phoebe Athletic Trainers

The athletic trainers (ATs) at Phoebe Physical Medicine provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Phoebe’s athletic trainers work under the direction of physicians at Phoebe Orthopaedic Specialty Group.

Bringing Safety to the Sidelines

Not only do our athletic trainers at help injured players get back in the game, they also work on the sidelines to prevent injuries from happening. With the range of athletic events at eight area high schools and two local colleges, our athletic trainers stay extremely busy. Their specialties and the schools they work with are listed below.


Chauncey Keith, ATC, has spent over 14 years on the Phoebe Sports Medicine Team and 23 years in the field of Athletic Training. He received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from the Valdosta State University and his Master of Science in Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in Exercise Science from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. Prior to joining the Phoebe team, Chauncey worked with the Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers and exclusively at Albany State University. Through the Phoebe Sports Medicine program, he serves Sherwood Christian Academy, Byne Christian School and St. Teresa's School.

 

Jeff Tanner, ATC, has been a member of the Phoebe Sports Medicine Team for over 10 years and has 22 years of experience in sports medicine/athletic training. Jeff received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Valdosta State University and his Master of Education in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining the Phoebe Sports Medicine Team, he served as an athletic trainer for the University of Georgia. Through Phoebe Sports Medicine program, Jeff has served Albany State University and the Georgia Firebirds and currently serves Deerfield Windsor School.

 

Will Sells, ATC, has spent over 10 years with the Phoebe Sports Medicine Team and has over 25 years in Athletic Training.  He received his Bachelor of Science from Valdosta State University and his Master of Education from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to joining the Phoebe team, he served as an athletic trainer at The Citadel. Will currently serves as the Interim Director of Phoebe Sports Medicine and serves as the athletic trainer for Terrell Academy, Terrell County High School, Albany State University, Albany Technical College and the Georgia Firebirds.

 

Jimmy Alonso, ATC, began his career with the Phoebe Sports Medicine Team in 2017. Jimmy received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. Prior to joining Phoebe, he worked as a Rehabilitation Aide for Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins and served two summer internships with the Atlanta Falcons Training Camp; providing him with experience in a professional sports setting in addition to collegiate and high school levels. Through the Phoebe Sports Medicine program, Jimmy serves Southland Academy in Americus, Georgia.

 

Kedeemya Cooper, ATC, (better known as "Coop" by her peers) joined the Phoebe Sports Medicine Team in 2017. Coop received her Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education & Recreation from Albany State University and her Master of Science in Athletic Training from Florida International University (FIU) in Miami. Prior to joining Phoebe, she was a supervisor for FIU Intramural & Competitive Sports and completed clinical rotations at Doral Academy High School, FIU and Key Biscayne Physical Therapy (all in Florida). Coop currently serves Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia, through the Phoebe Sports Medicine Program.

 

Bryce Lawson, ATC, joined the Phoebe Sports Medicine Team in 2017. Bryce received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of South Florida's Morsani College of Medicine and his Master of Science in Human Performance from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.  He is also certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Prior to Phoebe, Bryce served in Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and both of his alma maters, which gave him a maximum amount of exposure to serving multiple men's and women's sports.  Bryce currently serves Georgia Southwestern University through the Phoebe Sports Medicine Program.

 

Paige Sells, ATC, has been a part-time member of the Phoebe Sports Medicine team for over 15 years. Paige is a graduate of Valdosta State College and Furman University, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and her Master of Arts with a Health and Exercise Science concentration. Prior to joining Phoebe, she worked with Charleston Southern University as an athletic trainer, educator and administrator. Through Phoebe Sports Medicine, Paige serves when and where needed, but is the ‘go-to’ trainer for the Dougherty County School System.


For more information about Phoebe athletic trainers, call 229-312-8733.


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