Natasha Platt, MS, ATC, LAT, begins her fifth season as an assistant athletic trainer at Memphis.
Platt returned to the U of M training program midway through the 2004-05 women's basketball season after spending 2004 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 student trainers. Platt, who graduated from Memphis in 2000, oversees the day-to-day duties of the Tiger volleyball team and handles day-to-day duties as the primary trainer for the Lady Tiger basketball team.
Prior to joining the staff at Alabama State, Platt spent 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 Assistant Athletic Director for Support Services 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 in the spring of 2001.
A native of Houston, Texas, Platt also spent a year as a personal trainer at the Desoto Athletic Club in Olive Branch, Miss., before returning to graduate school for her master's degree. At Southern Miss, Platt was the athletic trainer for the women's soccer program.