Community Sports Institute

(Pictured L to R)  Michelle Briceno MS, RD, LDN - Brett Chiasson MS, ATC, LAT - Erica Peters ATC, LAT - Drew Eschete MS, ATC, LAT - Zack Hebert CPT - Melvin Wallis MS, ATC, LAT - Brittany LeBouef ATC, LAT - Tessie Rhodes - Kirbie LeCompte RN - Patrick Labat MS, CSCS - Tammy Mire

The Terrebonne General Medical Center Community Sports Institute was created to impact future generations through the promotion of healthcare education and disease prevention, along with athletic injury prevention and post-care. The team works with the local school system beginning at the elementary level and throughout high school to teach health education and promote healthy habits. Community Sports Institute and our athletic trainers have been recognized by the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce for volunteer contributions and services to the Terrebonne Parish community.

This program will support teachers in educating students on healthy strategies, allowing students to gain exposure to healthcare experts while supporting the coaches and athletes in medical assistance and proper techniques needed to prevent injuries while on the field. This partnership is also inclusive of elementary and junior high schools.

Since its inception in January of 2014, TGMC Community Sports Institute has had a huge impact on our community:

  • Partnered with 6 school systems, the Terrebonne Parish Recreation District, and provided services for the Bayou Soccer Association to keep all of our players, coaches and parents educated and cared for.
  • Reached over 23,000 students
  • Reached over 200 coaches, along with instructional faculty members with numerous training sessions.
  • Partnered with Terrebonne Parish Recreational Department to teach and care for the volunteer coaches and participating athletes.
  • Provided intensive hands-on training that includes:
    • CPR & AED Certification
    • Life skills
    • Basic first aid
    • Concussion awareness
    • Heimlich Maneuver
  • Baseline Concussion Testing for over 1,400 student athletes in the Terrebonne Parish school system on a yearly basis.
  • We had athletic trainers present at over 1,200 events in 2016: High School Games, run/walks, soccer tournaments, summer league swampland, summer weight room sessions, educational seminars, etc.

TGMC is a proud community partner with the school system, recreational department and all athletes to educate the faculty and students who are the future leaders of our community.

Meet Our Director:

E. Stan Gravois
Gravois is responsible for overseeing the Healthy Lifestyles Center’s health and wellness programs offered by TGMC, which include The Community Sports Institute, Wellness for Life, Well & Wise, and the Sports Performance Training Center.  He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and is a retiree of the Terrebonne Parish School District after 29 years of service as an educator and athletic coach.  Along with his duties as HLC Director, he is on the Terrebonne Parish School District Wellness Committee, the Steering Committee of the Bayou Region Athletic Hall of Fame, a lifetime member of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, serves on the Board of Directors for the Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence, serves on the board for the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce Educational Development Committee and is a faculty member for the American Heart Association. 

Meet Our Certified Athletic Trainers:

Brett Chiasson, M.S., ATC, LAT- Manager of Athletic Trainers
Graduate of Nicholls State University (BS) and Middle Tennessee State University (MS)
Prior Experience: Worked in MTSU athletic program for five years
Schools assigned: Vandebilt Catholic High School and feeder schools 
Melvin "Bo" Wallis, M.S., ATC, LAT
Graduate of Nicholls State University (BS) and Middle Tennessee State University (MS)
Prior Experience: Worked as head trainer at Xavier University for seven years
Schools assigned: Ellender Memorial High School and feeder schools

Drew Eschete, M.S, ATC, LAT
Graduate of Nicholls State University (BS) and Northwestern State University (MS)
Prior Experience: Worked with NW St. Athletic Program as a Grad Assistant
Schools assigned: Terrebonne High School, Houma Christian School, and feeder schools

Brittany LeBouef, ATC, LAT
Graduate of Nicholls State University (BS)
Prior Experience: Worked with Lake Charles Memorial Athletic Training Staff at Sam Houston High and Marion-Washington High.
Schools assigned: H. L. Bourgeois High School, CCA and feeder schools

Zachary Poincon, ATC, LAT
Graduate of Nicholls State University (BS)
Prior Experience: Worked with DeLaSalle High School as Head Athletic Trainer
Schools assigned: South Terrebonne High School and feeder schools
Meet our Certified Athletic Trainer PRN Pool:

Kyle Guidry, ATC, LAT
Graduate of Nicholls State University (BS)
Schools Assigned: PRN - All Schools
Danielle Adam, ATC, LAT
Nicholls State University (BS)
Schools assigned: PRN - Covenant Christian Academy

Meet Our Weight & Diabetes Management Team:

Michelle Briceno, MS, RD, LDN
Graduate of Nicholls State University (BS) and The University of Southern Mississippi (MS)

Diet and Nutrition Support and Education

Meet Our Sports Performance Training Center Team:

Patrick Labat, MS, CSCS 
Health & Sports Performance Specialist 

Masters-ULL Exercise Science 

Zack Hebert, CPT  
Health & Sports Performance Coach

Bachelors - ULL Exercise Science
Leighton Babin, CPT  
Health & Sports Performance Coach









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