Community Sports Institute


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.
  • Reach over 23,000 students annually.
  • Train coaches, teachers and staff members in the area of healthcare annually in order to keep the students and educators of our community safe.
  • 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 have athletic trainers present at over 1,300 events annually: 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

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 
Bo Wallis
Melvin "Bo" Wallis, M.S., ATC, LAT
Graduate of Nicholls State University (BS) and Middle Tennessee State University (MS)

Drew E
Drew Eschete, M.S, ATC, LAT
Graduate of Nicholls State University (BS) and Northwestern State University (MS)
Danielle Adam
Danielle Adam, M.S., ATC, LAT
Graduate of Nicholls State University (BS and MS)

Brittany L
Brittany LeBouef, ATC, LAT
Graduate of Nicholls State University (BS)

 Zachary Poincon
Zachary Poincon, ATC, LAT
Graduate of Nicholls State University (BS)
Kyle Guidry
Kyle Guidry,  PT, ATC, LAT
Graduate of Nicholls State University (BS)  LSU (Physical Therapy)

Meet Our Weight & Diabetes Management Team:

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

Meet Our Sports Performance Training Center Team:

Patrick Labat, MS, CSCS 
Graduate of University of Louisiana (BS and MS)

Jessica Royen, BS, MS-EX.STI
Graduate of University of Louisiana at Lafayette (BS) and Southeastern Louisiana University (MS)
Leighton Babin, CPT  
Health & Sports Performance Coach





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