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GARY SCHMITT, ATHLETIC TRAINER

Coach Schmitt, a certified athletic trainer, is in his 16th year as the St. Pius X Athletic Trainer. Before coming to St. Pius X, Gary worked with world renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama. He has also worked preseason camps with the Atlanta Falcons. Originally from Wisconsin, Coach Schmitt earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and then moved south to earn his Master’s degree at Eastern Kentucky University. He currently works as the medical observer for the ACC and covers all home Georgia Tech football games. He is married to Sara Geiger Schmitt. Sara is a math teacher and is the head girls soccer coach at St. Pius X Catholic High School.

OLYDIA WALKER, ATHLETIC TRAINER

Coach Walker returns for her fourth year with the Golden Lions athletic program. Coach Walker is an athletic trainer with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and previously worked with the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA. She earned her BS in Athletic Training from Valdosta State University and MS in Sports Medicine from Georgia State University.

JIMMY HEATH, SIDELINE COORDINATOR

Mr. Heath is a proud father of two St. Pius X graduates, Hillary '09 and Abbie '12. He got involved with the football team when his daughter Abbie became a student athletic trainer. His passion for Golden Lions football and the St. Pius X community leaves his wife of 30 years, Gretchen, home alone most Friday nights. If you see her, tell her thank you. This will be his 11th year working with the football team and the sports medicine staff.

GRIFFIN LOFLIN, STUDENT ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER

Griffin Loflin, a 2016 graduate of St. Pius X and a four-year member of the football team under Coach Paul Standard. He is currently attending the University of Alabama in their Athletic Training Program and has worked with Alabama Cross Country, Swimming and Diving, Alabama football. Coach Loflin has worked as an assistant athletic trainer alongside his mentor Gary Schmitt for the past two summers. Griffin plans to graduate in 2020 from The University of Alabama with his Bachelor’s degree in athletic training.