Clint Haggard begins his fifth season at the University of South Carolina. He was named head football athletic trainer on July 22, 2009.
Haggard has experience both as a head athletic trainer and in the Southeastern Conference. Most recently, he served as the assistant athletics director for medical services/head athletic trainer at Rice University, a position he held since May 2006.
Haggard came to Rice after spending the previous two seasons as assistant football athletic trainer at the University of Alabama. Prior to that, he was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Alabama for two years. While at Alabama, he developed and implemented the Alabama Sports Medicine Workshop that provided learning opportunities for high school athletic trainers across the Southeast.
In the fall of 2001, Haggard served as coordinator of medical services for the Georgia State Flag Football Championships, providing medical coverage for more than 700 athletes. He has also served internships for the Indianapolis Colts (summer of 2001) and for the Cincinnati Reds (summer of 2000). Additionally, he serves as an adjunct instructor in the Athletic Training Education Program, and serves on the program committee for the South Carolina Athletic Trainers Association. He has been a speaker at numerous conferences around the country in addition to publishing many articles and successfully procuring several athletic training-related grants.
Haggard received his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science for the University of Georgia in 2002 and his master’s degree in health sciences from Alabama in 2003.
Haggard is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association. Additionally, he is certified as an emergency medical technician-basic. Haggard holds member- ships with numerous national, state and district athletic training associations.
Haggard and his wife, Erin, have a daughter, Reagan, and a son, Brewer.