April 10, 2006
Carla R.Gilson, MA, ATC/L
Carla is in her 9th season as the assistant athletic trainer for the Yellow Jackets, where her primary responsibilities include serving as the women's basketball athletic trainer, as well as supervising the softball, women's tennis and cheerleading programs. A native of New Orleans, LA, Gilson received her Bachelors of Science degree from Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business in Management/Marketing in 1993, where she also completed her athletic training requirements while serving as an athletic trainer for varsity sports. Gilson then earned her Master's Degree in Fitness Leadership from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.
Robin Hoeft, BS
Robin received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, where she was a member of STIM (Student Trainers In Motion). She is working towards her Master of Science in Sports Medicine at Georgia State University. While at Georgia State, Robin serves as the graduate assistant for the Women's Softball team at Georgia Tech.
Melissa Moore, MS, SCCC
Melissa is in her second season as the strength and conditioning coach for the Yellow Jackets softball and women's tennis programs. She obtained her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Exercise Physiology from the University of Southern Mississippi and is professionally certified by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association. Prior to joining Georgia Tech's player development staff, Moore worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for Elon University, and served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach for Southern Miss. She has previously worked with various men's and women's teams including, football, baseball, basketball, and soccer.
Ashley Roberts, ATC
Ashley Roberts is currently an athletic trainer for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for Georgia Tech working primarily with softball while pursuing her Master's Degree in Sports Medicine from Georgia State University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Erskine College in Athletic Training in 2003.
Bryan W. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP
Bryan is the medical consultant for the Atlantic Coast Conference and the editor of the ACC Sports Sciences website. Prior to his duties for the ACC, Dr. Smith was the Head Team Physician at the University of North Carolina for nearly ten years. He has authored approximately fifty scholarly articles and given more than sixty -five invited scholarly lectures. A pediatrician with a doctorate in exercise physiology, Dr. Smith is a past member of the American Board of Pediatrics, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a charter member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He has served as the medical consultant to the NCAA Football Rules Committee, served on the NCAA Baseball Research Panel, and has been a past chairman of the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports. Currently, Dr. Smith is a member of the United States Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee and a member of the North Carolina Medical Society's Sports Medicine Committee.
Leah Moore Thomas, MS, RD/LD
Leah is the Sports Dietitian for the Georgia Tech Athletic Association working with student-athletes from 17 different varsity teams on a daily basis. Originally from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Leah earned a B.S. in Nutrition from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she was also a member of the varsity cross-country and track teams, and was an all-conference performer. She then earned a Masters' in Exercise Science from Georgia State University. She is a registered dietitian with the American Dietetic Association and a member of Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists. Leah is a member of the Atlanta Track Club competitive team and was a 2004 Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier.