There's a new name on the roster of fantastic athletic trainers at Serra High School.
Kevin Attard began his career at Serra in mid-June, bringing to the school his fresh perspectives in student nutrition and sports medicine.
A Foster City resident, Attard graduated from San Mateo High School in 2015 and went on to earn his bachelor's of science degree in human physiology from the University of Oregon in 2019. He graduated from Pacific University in Hillsborough in 2021 with a master's degree in athletic training.
While at University of Oregon, Attard said his love of athletic training grew once he began shadowing and working with the sports teams there.
"I knew I wanted to do physical therapy or athletic training when I got to U of O, as a sophomore I began working with athletes on sports nutrition and did the 5 a.m. workouts with the team players. I then transitioned then into a first responder for some of the club teams," he said.
He said he is very excited to bring his experience to Serra, a school he said has a stellar reputation both academically and athletically.
"Serra has always been academically and athletically excellent. To have another athletic trainer just makes the experience better for the kids," Attard said.
According to Duke Meek, Serra's head athletic trainer, Kevin's presence means everything to the overall care and well-being of the student-athletes here at Serra.
"Kevin's efforts, skills, and knowledge will allow us to grow as a department to better serve our student population," Meek said. "The work that Kevin has done in his short time here at Serra already has positively impacted the health and well being of the student-athletes. What this means is our ability to work as a cohesive unit, much like our athletic teams, to put our students in the best possible position to succeed out on the fields, courts, and pools."
When he is not weight lifting or playing basketball with his buddies, Attard spends time at home with his 2-and-a-half-year-old doxen lab mix named Lulu.