Robert Sefcik LAT, ATC

Executive Director, Jackson Sports Medicine Program

Bob Sefcik is a passionate advocate of sports safety and an outspoken sponsor for certified athletic trainers, especially within the high school setting.  He is active locally, regionally, state-wide and nationally promoting student-athlete safety.  Sefcik has hosted multiple state-wide sports safety meetings in Florida and has worked together with multiple organizations to increase collaboration on safety issues which reduce sports injuries and death in Florida.  Sefcik has held various roles as an athletic trainer in his 27 years in the profession, including:   High school (teacher/AT), professional sports, hospital/clinical, physician extender and administrator.  He has been responsible for creating many new full-time positions for certified athletic trainers in each of his professional roles.  Most recently, as the Executive Director of the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program, Sefcik and close colleagues lobbied the Jacksonville Jaguars, the NFL and many local agencies to create a unique  community collaborative that has created 18 full-time positions for certified athletic trainers within the Duval County Public Schools and serve more than 16,000 student-athletes.  Sefcik credits his relationship with Doug Casa and the support provided by KSI staff as a motivational force for his accomplishments in Florida.

Sefcik has been recognized by Athletic Trainers Association of Florida as the clinical athletic trainer of the year, has received the Award of Equity from the Duval County Schools and the Innovations in Education Award by Jacksonville University.  He has received recognition within the Jacksonville Business Journal, the Florida Times Union and local television and radio spots for efforts promoting sports safety.

He is most proud of his role as loving husband to Jill and father to their three daughters, Madeline, Frankie and Charlotte and son, Morgan.

Bob Sefcik
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