|The Athletic Training Staff at Georgetown High School strives to provide the best care possible to all athletes. Recognized by the American Medical Association as allied health professionals, athletic trainers specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Athletic trainers, as one of the first healthcare providers on the scene when injuries occur, must be able to recognize, evaluate, and assess injuries and provide immediate care when needed. We currently serve approx. 1700 athletes in both male and female athletic programs from grades 7 - 12 at GHS, Benold Middle School, and Forbes Middle School. There are currently two Staff Athletic Trainers serving at Georgetown High School. Vanessa Morales (Ms. Mo) is in her fifth year at Georgetown High School. Chad Hennessey (Mr. H) is in his eighth year at Georgetown High School. We have approximately 7 Student Athletic Trainers that assist the Staff Athletic Trainers with coverage of athletic events. Each Student Athletic Trainer is assigned a sports team by the Staff Athletic Trainers. They all have the opportunity to travel with their teams and take part in the success of their team.|
|A note from our trainers: The parent website for all athletic physical information can be found at http://georgetownisd.rankonesport.com Here you'll find the directions for filling out your online forms, downloading a copy of the medical history/physical form, and instructions on how to submit the form along with catastrophic insurance payment once the physical is complete.|
M.S. ED., ATC, LAT
Chad was born and raised in Odessa, TX. He served two years as a Student Athletic Trainer at Odessa High School ('96) working with both the football and boys basketball teams. He attended Abilene Christian University ('00) and worked as a Student Athletic Trainer with the football and women's softball teams. While there he received his degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences. After graduation he worked one year as the Head Athletic Trainer at Crane High School in Crane, TX. He then went back to ACU for one year as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer and assisted again with the football and women's softball teams, as well as the Women's Basketball team. After being back with ACU for one year, he moved to the University of Miami (FL) ('04) where he obtained his Master's degree in Education with an emphasis in Sports Medicine. While with the Hurricanes, he worked with the football, baseball, and women's rowing teams. After leaving Miami, Chad accepted a job as an Athletic Training Assistant with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He served there for two seasons before moving to Georgetown. He is currently in his twelfth year as an Athletic Trainer at Georgetown High School. Chad is married to Jamie Hennessey who works as a Physical Therapist with Scott & White Physical Therapy in Georgetown and they have one child, Caleb Patrick Hennessey.
M.S., ATC, LAT, NASM-CES
Vanessa grew up in San Antonio, TX where she attended Sandra Day O'Connor High School ('03). She then attended the University of Texas at Austin ('07) where she graduated with a degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in Athletic Training. While at Texas, she served as a Student Athletic Trainer with various sports including Track and Field, Football, and Women's Basketball. She also spent a semester as an Athletic Training Intern at Leander High School. After graduation, Vanessa spent two years as a Certified Intern Athletic Trainer at the University of California - Berkeley. While at Cal she provided coverage for the Football and Women's Softball teams. She recently finished up her one year master's program through California University of Pennsylvania where she attained her Masters of Science in Exercise and Health Promotion with a specialization in Rehabilitation Sciences. Vanessa is in her ninth year at Georgetown High School. She is married to Jason Redeaux.