Scott Arceneaux, LAT, ATC

Director of Sports Medicine, St. Amant High School

Scott is a highly decorated Secondary School Athletic Trainer and the longtime Athletic Trainer at St. Amant High School. He lobbied the Louisiana Athletic Trainer Association for a secondary school committee in 1997. It became the catalyst for improving the secondary school setting. That committee is credited with giving the start to the Safe sports school award and the ATLAS project. That committee in 2002 , also worked with the Board of elementary and secondary schools to implement the Athletic trainer as a career and technical instructor . Opening the door to a huge influx of secondary schools to employ Athletic Trainers. He served as the Athletic Trainer coordinator from 1996 -2002 for the LHSAA All star games. In 2011 and 2012 he was chosen to be the Head Athletic Trainer for Team Louisiana football team in the Bayou bowl. He served as an original member of the LHSAA first Sports medicine advisory committee. For those efforts working with both the coaches association and high school sports association ,he was recognized by LHSCA for his distinguished service in 2012. He worked with his school district to expand Athletic trainers in his district and improve pay . His district went from 2 athletic trainers to 14 . Those efforts also garnered them more pay for the care they provided. His school became nationally recognized by the NATA three times as a Safe Sports School. (2013 -16, 2016-19, 2019-22). In 2013, he was selected as the SEATA High School Athletic Trainer of the Year. He has served as a longtime member of the LATA secondary school committee. In 2016 he was elected to be the LATA president thru 2018 .He continues to serve on the executive committee as past president, president- elect and will serve as president 2022-24. In 2018, he garnered the prestigious NATA service award for his work for the profession and his involvement in important sports safety legislation in the state. He has worked on legislation making it a requirement to have AEDs on all school campuses. He was part of legislation that recognized best practices for serious sports injury. In 2017, was invited to help move the needle to improve sports safety policy in Louisiana . That movement became TUFSS. In 2020 Louisiana signed into law ACT 259 that opened the door for the Board of elementary and secondary education to implement best practices for EAP’s, WBGT, Cold water immersion, Heat acclimatization and coaches education. Through the efforts of the Louisiana TUFSS group they moved Louisiana from 42 to 9th in sports policy. In 2020, he was awarded the highest honor by the Louisiana Athletic Trainer Association, being inducted to their Hall of Fame. The NATA recognized him in 2021 for 25 years of service.

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