Stephanie Thompson is an athletic trainer in the high school setting. Stephanie has a unique working relationship with the athletic director she works with, in that she ran track with their daughter. Adding another wrinkle into an already complex relationship between athletic trainers and coaches, can make things interesting.
In this episode we talk with Stephanie about best practices in setting up working relationships with coaches. These can be complex and there are a lot of factors that play in, both real and perceived. It is important to establish working with coaches and not necessarily for them. Stephanie also has a lot of unique insights that she has picked up along the way in her career that have been useful to set boundaries and maintain a good working environment.