Lovie Tabron, Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Success & Engagement
Lovie Tabron joined the University of Georgia Athletic Association as Behavioral Medicine Coordinator in July of 2017. Her primary responsibilities include preventative programming, staff/student-athlete education, immediate care, management, treatment and rehabilitation coordination of behavioral medicine illnesses. Tabron is one of few ATs fully dedicated to behavioral medicine in the NCAA. As an advocate for the AT profession she currently sits as D9 representative on the National ATs Care committee and chair of the SEATA ATs Care committee.
Prior to arriving at UGA she was Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. The Wilson, North Carolina native completed her undergraduate studies at East Carolina University, where she received her bachelor of science in Athletic Training in 2010. Tabron completed her graduate studies in 2014 at California University at Pennsylvania receiving a Master of Science in Exercise Science & Health Promotion with a Sports Psychology concentration. She arrived at Southern by way of North Carolina A&T State University, where she worked as an athletic trainer with the track and field program for 4 years.
Peer-to-peer support program
The ATs Care program is designed to offer crisis management training opportunities for athletic trainers dealing with the aftermath of a critical incident. The mission of the ATs Care Commission is to aid ATs and AT students who have been through a critical incident by utilizing a peer-to peer-system to assist, monitor and encourage these individuals to seek initial support through state or regional ATs Care teams.