Name: Kim Bressler, MAEd, SCAT, ATC
Subject(s): Sports Medicine 2 & Sports Medicine 3
Grade(s): 10-12Phone Number: (803)810-8200Kim Bressler Bio:Kim Bressler begins her 17th season as part of Blue Eagle Athletics. She joined the Blue Eagle athletic training staff in August of 2004 as Assistant Athletic Trainer. She was promoted to Head Athletic Trainer in the Spring of 2008. Originally from Louisburg, NC, Kim received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training from East Carolina University. Continuing her post graduate education, she worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at East Carolina University, teaching in the Exercise and Sport Science program while pursuing a Master’s of Education Degree in Athletic Administration.
While a student in East Carolina University's Athletic Training program, Kim had the opportunity to gain valuable experience while providing care for various ECU Pirate, NCAA Division I, athletic teams including football, volleyball, softball and swimming and diving to name a few.
Upon graduation, Kim moved to Memphis, TN and spent six years teaching Physical Education to students at Collierville Elementary School in Collierville, TN.
Throughout her time as an athletic trainer for Blue Eagle athletics, Kim has been on the sidelines providing care for many Blue Eagle athletic teams that have made appearances in region playoff, upperstate championship and state championship games. She was part of the athletic training staffs providing care for the 2007 Clover High School Football State Champion team and the 2015 Clover High School Softball State Champion team. Kim has been honored with selection as the athletic trainer for a number of All-Star games. The 2019 Shrine Bowl of The Carolinas, Athletic Trainer, (South Carolina Team). Touchstone Energy Cooperatives 2017 Football Bowl, North / South All Stars, Athletic Trainer (North Team). 2016 North / South All Stars, Wrestling Athletic Trainer, (North Team). 2007 North / South All Stars, Basketball Athletic Trainer, Women’s (North Team).
Kim has been a Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC) Certified Athletic Trainer since 2001. Kim is also a State Certified Athletic Trainer (SCAT) through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association (MAATA) and the South Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association (SCATA).
In addition to her duties as an athletic trainer, Kim instructs in the Health Science Program at Clover High School currently teaching Sports Medicine 2 and Sports Medicine 3. She is an adviser for the Clover High School Athletic Training Student Aide program where she enjoys teaching students about the Sports Medicine field. Kim also serves as a clinical preceptor for Winthrop University's Athletic Training Program.
In her free time, Kim enjoys spending her time outside with family and friends, cycling and going to ball games cheering on her favorite sports teams. Kim resides in Clover with her husband Matt who is also an athletic trainer at Clover High School.