PENSACOLA, Fla. – In recognition of his hard work and dedication to the athletic training profession, Pensacola and ECHL All-Star Game athletic trainer Jason Serbus has been named the Florida Professional Sports Trainer of the Year by the Athletic Trainers Association of Florida.
“The best doctors and sports medicine team in the ECHL make my job easy,” said Serbus. “They all deserve recognition for their efforts in helping to keep the team on the ice.”
Employed by NovaCare Rehabilitation, the Official Sports Medicine Provider of the Ice Pilots, Serbus was selected in a vote of his peers to be the athletic trainer for the Western Conference at the 2004 Par-A-Dice ECHL All-Star Game on January 21 in Peoria, Ill. In his third year with the Ice Pilots, the 29-year-old Serbus worked training camp in 2003 with Pensacola’s National Hockey League affiliate, the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The yearly awards from the ATAF are presented to individuals who have helped advance both the training profession as well as the ATAF while taking an active role in not only the ATAF but in many cases the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association.