Community Sports Institute

HLC Staff

(Pictured L to R)  Michelle Briceno MS, RD, LDN - Drew Eschete MS, ATC, LAT - Holly Dufrene RD, LDN, CDE - Melvin Wallis MS, ATC, LAT - Tammy Mire - Garth Henning PT - Kirbie LeCompte RN - Zach Voss MS, CSCS - Retta Riley MS, ATC, LAT - Brett Chiasson MS, ATC, LAT - Erica Peters ATC, LAT - Jordan Rosemond CSCS

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 focus of this initiative is to go into the school system beginning at the elementary level and throughout high school to teach health education through knowledgeable healthcare professionals and physicians and to promote healthy habits and choices. Community Sports Institute and our athletic trainers have been recognized by he Houma- Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce for volunteer contributions and service 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.

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 and educator and athletic coach.  Along with his duties as HLC Director, he is on the TPSD 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 and is a faculty member for the American Heart Association.  He can be seen locally as host of Friday Night Sports on HTV-10, which features our high school student-athletes.

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)
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)
Worked as head trainer at Xavier University for seven years
Schools assigned: Ellender Memorial High School and feeder school

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

Kyle Guidry   ATC, LAT
Graduate of Nicholls State University (BS)
Schools Assigned: PRN - All Schools.

 Erica Peters, ATC, LAT
Graduate of The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (BS)
Schools assigned: South Terrebonne High School and feeder schools
Josiah Eastman, ATC, LAT
Graduate of McNeese State University (BS)
Schools assigned: PRN - Houma Christian School and Covenant Christian Academy
Our Wellness Resources
Michelle Briceno  MS, RD, LDN
Graduate of Nicholls State University (BS) and The University of Southern Mississippi (MS)
Diet and Nutrition Support and Education
Garth Henning  MS, PT
Graduate of University of Maryland (BS), Old Dominion University (MS-PT), and Nicholls State University (MS – Educational Counseling)
Physical Therapy
 Zach Voss   MS, CSCS
Graduate of Louisiana Tech University (BS, MS)
Strength and conditioning support
Jordan Rosemond   CSCS
Graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University (BS)
Strength and conditioning support

Katherine Beyer 
VCHS – April 2017 TGMC Outstanding Scholar 




Grace Champagne  
VCHS – April 2017 TGMC Distinguished Athlete 

Conner Doyle  
VCHS – March 2017 TGMC Outstanding Scholar

Abigail Trahan      
STHS – March 2017 TGMC Outstanding Scholar



Quinn Lapeyrouse       
STHS – February 2017 TGMC Outstanding Scholar


Hanna Cuneo   
VCHS – February 2017 TGMC Distinguished Athlete


  Coaches' Resources

TGMC Community Sports Institute Testimonials 




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