Ron Courson, the UGA Athletic Association’s senior associate athletic director for sports medicine, was inducted into the Georgia Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame during the organization’s conference in Macon.
Courson’s induction represents the highest honor given by the association. Courson has coordinated sports medicine efforts at UGA since 1995.
Courson has served as the president of the SEC Sports Medicine Committee, chairman of the College and University Athletic Trainers’ Committee of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and as a member of the NCAA Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports Committee. He received the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award in 2005 from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and was inducted into the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame in 2011 and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame in 2013.
Courson is active in research and education in the field of sports medicine, having authored the textbook Athletic Training Emergency Care, a number of professional papers and text chapters. He presents frequently at regional and national sports medicine meetings.