Above all else, every athletic department in all sports includes the position of athletic trainer. The responsibilities of a trainer are extremely critical when injuries both in terms of team success and more importantly long-term safety. Athletic trainers work with athletes in team and individual sports to prevent injuries, provide immediate treatment which is crucial to athletes and to assist in the rehabilitation process to get athletes safely back to playing if physically possible. The American Medical Association recognizes athletic trainers as allied health professionals who work to prevent, assess, treat and rehab musculoskeletal injuries. Trainers have extensive knowledge of first aid as they are often first on the scene to provide immediate treatment and to quickly analyze the seriousness of the injury.
At Spaulding High those responsibilities are in good hands. A former Dover native, Jon Mousette has been the school’s athletic trainer since 2013 after graduating from Plymouth State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2012. At Plymouth, Mousette was a member of the AT Training Club as well as a club treasurer for two years. While at Plymouth he was recognized for a number of honors and awards including Outstanding Senior Man Award and Senior Recognition honors in 2012. Additionally, a year prior, he was the recipient of the Athletic Club’s scholarship, as well as being on the Dean’s and President’s lists. Mousette’s academic background is extensive with training as Interim Physician Extender at Keene’s Dartmouth/Hitchcock Cheshire Medical Center, Interim Head AT at Monadnock Regional High School and Brewster Academy. Certifications were received by the National Athletic Trainers Association and from the N.H. Licensing Board.
A student-athlete at Dover High, he played four years on the lacrosse team and three seasons of soccer. Jon’s affable demeanor and professionalism is admired by both the Spaulding coaching staff and student-athletes.