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Life of Coach Saved with AED

by Doyice Cotten

The Longview News-Journal recently reported on life-saving measures taken by quick-reacting athletes and trainers when the track and field coach collapsed on the field. Once again, quick thinking, coupled with the availability of an AED, resulted in saving a life.

The fact that Longview (Texas) High School had an Automated External Defibrillator readily available (and personnel trained in its use) was the key to avoiding a tragic death. As soon as the coach collapsed,

Football Drill Death Illustrates the Need for Better Risk Management

By Doyice Cotten

Mileto and dozens of other players were taking part in a summer football camp on school grounds that was run by the Sachem East coaches and funded by a boosters group, the Sachem East Touchdown Club.

The teen and four teammates were carrying a 10-foot, 400-pound log over their heads as part of a training drill. Dankner said – for the first time publicly – that the boys were also competing in a relay race at the time.

Hydration of Athletes — “Under-hydration and Over-hydration Creates Risk!”

By Doyice Cotten

Each Summer and Fall in the deep South, coaches and athletes repeatedly hear “stay hydrated.” As football practices begin in August with the high Southern humidity and the temperatures running 90, 95, and even higher, coaches and players hear the mantra over and over. . .” stay hydrated.” And each year some players fail to do so and suffer heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and sometimes death.

While this is good advice,