Dr. Jim Berry of Conway High School has been selected as a 2016 recipient of the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award.
Given by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the award will be presented during the organization’s annual clinical symposium in Baltimore, Md., in June.
Dr. Berry is one of only 15 members to be selected to receive the award this year.
NATA’s second highest award of recognition, the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award recognizes members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to leadership, volunteer service, advocacy and distinguished professional activities as an athletic trainer.
MDAT exclusively recognizes NATA members who have been involved in service and leadership activities at the national and district level and have been active members for more than 20 years.
During his career, Dr. Berry has been actively involved with NATA at the district and national levels. He currently serves as the District 3 secretary and has also served the association as a member of the NATA’s Memorial Resolutions Committee, Secondary Schools Committee, Committee on Professional Ethics and District Secretary/Treasurer Committee. Dr. Berry has also served as a speaker at numerous state, district, and national conferences and has been the author or contributing author of numerous nationally-published articles.
Dr. Berry a native of Caro, Mich., and a 1989 graduate of the University of Michigan, completed his master’s degree at the University of South Carolina in 2000, and his doctoral degree at Walden University in 2009.
Since 2013 he has been the head athletic trainer at Conway High School. Berry was the head athletic trainer at Myrtle Beach High School from 1991‐2013. Dr. Berry also served as an assistant athletic trainer at Ann Arbor (Mich.) Pioneer High School from 1989‐1991. He lives in Myrtle Beach with his wife Becky. The couple has two children, Carson (19) and Cooper (13).