Platt Hired as Assistant Athletic Trainer
Jan. 10, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Natasha Platt, MS, ATC, LAT, will return to the University of Memphis as an Assistant Athletic Trainer it was announced by the University of Memphis, Monday. Platt, who graduated from Memphis in 2000, will assume day-do-day duties with the Lady Tiger basketball team immediately.
Platt spent the past year as an assistant athletic trainer at Alabama State University, where she assisted in the daily operations of the athletic training office and also oversaw the athletic training students. Platt joined the staff at Alabama State after spending two years as a graduate assistant trainer at Southern Miss, where she completed her master's degree in Sports Administration in 2003.
Platt has spent extensive time in the Memphis area working in the athletic training field. She was a student athletic trainer under current Head Athletic Trainer Eddie Cantler, from 1998-2000, before interning with Dr. David Sisk at Baptist Sports Medicine in the spring of 2000. She also served as a physical therapy technician with Ellen Curry at Physiotherapy Associates for the spring of 2001.
From Memphis, it was on to Olive Branch, Miss., where Platt spent a year as a personal trainer at the Desoto Athletic Club before deciding to return to graduate school for her master's degree. At Southern Miss, Platt was the athletic trainer for the women's soccer program before being hired at Alabama State.
Platt has previous experience working in women's basketball, having served in an internship with the WNBA's Detroit Shock under Laura Ramus, PT, ATC, in the summer of 1999.
Platt replaces Mike Rodrigues, who left for the Memphis City Schools in December. Platt will also work with the Tiger volleyball program and other sports as assigned by Cantler.