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Ray Castle 

Professor, Professional Practice

Bachelor's Degree(s): Kinesiology, LSU, 1990

Master's Degree: Human Performance and Recreation (Exercise Science), The University of Southern Mississippi, 1993

PhD: Human Performance and Recreation (Administration & Teaching), The University of Southern Mississippi, 2000

Phone: 225-578-7175

Fax: 225-578-3680

Email: rcastl1@lsu.edu

Office: 93B Huey P. Long Field House

Biography

Dr. Castle is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer (since 1991), LSBME credentialed athletic trainer (LAT since 1994), and is an American Red Cross Instructor (since 2005). Dr. Castle has an extensive background in education, clinical practice, and professional service spanning over 28 years. Dr. Castle's clinical practice background has included experiences at the high school, college, and international (1996 Atlanta Olympic Games; USOC Sports Medicine Staff for 2003 Pan American Games; and 2004 US Women's Bobsled) levels.

Dr. Castle is a highly active member of the athletic training profession, having made more than 120 presentations at the local, state, national and international levels, numerous publications, as well as serving on various organization committees at state, district, and national levels. Dr. Castle served as Vice President (2013-16) of the Louisiana Athletic Trainers Association. At the national level, he has served as chair of the NATA Educational Multimedia Committee (2004-08), a member of the NATA's Education Council Executive Committee (2004-08), board member of NATA Research and Education Foundation (2010-12), and board member on Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (2011-2017).

Dr. Castle has been recognized for his service efforts in the athletic training profession, and has been the recipient of the following honors including:  Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association (LATA) Hall of Fame (2019); Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Bob and Lynn Caruthers Service Award (2018); LSU College of Human Sciences and Education Outstanding Faculty Service Award (2018); National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award (2017); LATA President’s Award (2016); Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA)  Hall of Fame (2014); SEATA Chuck Kimmel Award of Merit (2011); SEATA Education/Administration Award (2009); NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award (2007); SEATA District Award (2005); and Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida (ATAF) College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year Award (2001).

Dr. Castle is the owner of Action Medicine Consultants, LLC. His company provides sports medicine coverage, sports medicine consulting, and related services for organizations and events. He currently serves as medical coordinator for several large-scale events, including the RiverRoux Triathlon, Tiger 10K, Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, and the Louisiana Marathon.  He is married to Katherine Castle since January 2004 and has a son, William, who is a Sports Administration major at the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga.

Awards & Honors

LATA Hall of Fame (2019)

LSU CHSE Outstanding Faculty Service Award (2018)

NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award (2017)

SEATA Hall of Fame (2014)

SEATA Chuck Kimmel Award (2011)

SEATA Education/Administration Award (2009)

NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award (2007)

SEATA District Award (2005)

LATA Charlie Martin Ten-Year Service Award (2003)

Athletic Trainers' Association of Florida (ATAF) College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year Award (2001).

Certifications and Licensures

Certified Athletic Trainer, Board of Certification, Inc. (www.bocatc.org)

Certification # 029156099 (issued 02/15/91)

 Licensed Athletic Trainer, Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (www.lsbme.la.gov)  

License # ATH J00129 (issued 10/94)

 National Identification Provider (NPI) #:              

NPI #1477540979 (issued 9/30/2005)

 American Red Cross – Instructor (July 2005 – present)

 Graston Technique – Module 1 Certification (obtained December 2011) and Instructor

Selected Presentations

Castle, R. R. (2019).  Emergency Planning in Athletics:  Developing and Implementing A Determined Response for Small- and Large-Scale Critical Incidents with an Athletic Component.  Guest Lecturer, University of Florida Athletic Training Program (July 23, 2019).

Castle, R. R. (2019).  Emergency Preparedness in Louisiana High School Athletics.  Presented at the Collaborative Solutions for Sports Safey in Louisiana High School Athletics.  Baton Rouge, LA (June 14, 2019).

Castle, R. R. (2019).  Severe Trauma:  Bleeding Control Techniques.  Presented in the Mississippi Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Clinical Symposium, Biloxi, MS (June 5, 2019).

Castle, R. R. (2019).  Roadmap to Lawsuits.  Presented in the Mississippi Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Clinical Symposium, Biloxi, MS (June 4, 2019).

Castle, R. R. (2019).  The Barometer and Future Outlook of the Athletic Training Profession.. Presented at the Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Clinical Symposium.  Thibodaux, LA  (May 30, 2019).

Castle, R. R. (2019).    Determining Critical Incident Response for Small- and Large-Scale Events with an Athletic Component.  Presented at the Boston University Athletic Training Clinical Symposium, Boston, MA (April 14, 2019).

Castle, R. R. (2019).  Professional Responsibility:  Duty To Act Within Your Scope of Practice. Presented at the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) Student Clinical Symposium, Atlanta, GA (February 8, 2019).

Castle, R. R. (2018).  Management of Exertional Heat Illnesses (EHI). Presented at the Emergency Care in Athletics Course.  Baton Rouge, LA (July 7, 2018).

Castle, R. R. (2018).  Professional Responsibility:  Duty To Act Within Your Scope of Practice. Presented at the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) Student Clinical Symposium, Atlanta, GA (February 2, 2018).

Lemoine, Jr., N. P, Owens, M. E., Wang, H., Marucci, J., Mullenix, S., Calvert, D., Nelson, A. G., Castle, R. R., Irving, B. A., Spielmann, G., Church, T., Harrell, B., Johannsen, N. M. (2018).   Differential Sweat and Urine Electrolyte Reponses in Collegiate Football Players with Sickle Cell Trait.  Poster presented at American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. (May 2018).

Owens, M.E., Wang, H., Lemoine, Jr., N.P. , Marucci, J. , Mullenix, S. , Nelson, A.G. , Castle, R.R., Irving, B.A., Spielmann, G., Rood, J., Church, T.S., Harrell, B., Johannsen, N.M.. (2018). Effects of Training Camp on Hematological Variables in Athletes with Sickle Cell Trait. Poster presented at American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. (May 2018).

Castle RR.  Emerging Biosensor Technology To Improve Patient Care.  Feature Presentation Session at the 2018 Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposia (Atlanta, GA).

Castle, R. R. (2017).  Large-Scale Event Medical Planning Consideration.  Guest Lecturer, University of Florida Athletic Training Program (July 17, 2017).

Castle, R. R. (2017).  Management of Heat Related Illnesses. Presented at the Hattiesburg Clinic Sports Medicine Staff Clinical In-Service Training.  Hattiesburg, MS (July 11, 2017).

Castle, R. R. (2017).  Management of Exertional Heat Illnesses (EHI). Presented at the Emergency Preparation for Athletics Course.  Baton Rouge, LA (July 8, 2017).

Castle, R. R. (2017).  Management of Exertional Heat Illnesses (EHI). Presented at King’s Daughter Memorial Hospital Sports Medicine Staff Clinical In-Service Training. Brookhaven, MS (June 16, 2017).

Castle, R. R. (2017).  Exertional Heat Illness Management and Cold Water Immersion. Presented at The 7th Annual First Coast Sports Medicine Symposium:  Psychological and Emergency Preparations in Athletics. Jacksonville, FL  April 22, 2017.

Castle, R. R. (2017).  Laboratory Session:  Cold Water Immersion and Rectal Thermometer. Presented at The 7th Annual First Coast Sports Medicine Symposium:  Psychological and Emergency Preparations in Athletics. Jacksonville, FL  April 22, 2017.

Castle, R. R. (2017).  Preparation for Non-Traditional Events. Presented at The 7th Annual First Coast Sports Medicine Symposium:  Psychological and Emergency Preparations in Athletics. Jacksonville, FL  April 22, 2017.

Castle, R. R. (2017).  Emergent and Acute Issues in Athletic Training. Presented at The 7th Annual First Coast Sports Medicine Symposium:  Psychological and Emergency Preparations in Athletics. Jacksonville, FL  April 22, 2017.

Castle, R. R. (2017).  Emergency Management:  A Table-Top Discussion.  Presented at the Boston University Athletic Training Clinical Symposium, Boston, MA (April 16, 2017).

Castle, R. R. (2017).  Professional Responsibility:  Duty To Act Within Your Scope of Practice. Presented at the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) Student Clinical Symposium, Atlanta, GA (February 3, 2017).

Castle R, Geisler P. Emergent and Acute Issues in Athletic Training. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. 2016; 8: 238-239. doi: 10.3928/19425864-20160907-02

Castle R, Sedory E. Tourniquets and Hemostatic Agents to Manage Mass Hemorrhage. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. 2016; 8: 245-255. doi: 10.3928/19425864-20160831-02.

Simoneaux AB, Lemoine NP Jr., Scott MC, Early KS, Mullenix S, Marucci J, Barker A, Church TS, Castle RR, Johannsen NM.  Effects of Environment, Local Sweat Rate (LSR), and Body Size on Core Heat Storage in Collegiate Football Players.  Poster at Southeast Chapter of American Collge of Sports Medicine (SEACSM), Feb 2016.

Lemoine NP Jr., Simoneaux AB, Scott MC, Early KS, Mullenix S, Marucci J, Barker A, Church TS, Castle RR, Johannsen NM.  Sweat Rates and Electrolyte Losses of Football Players during Training Camp.  Poster at Southeast Chapter of American Collge of Sports Medicine (SEACSM), Feb 2016.

Early KS, Lemoine NP, Simoneaux AB, Scott MC, Mullenix S, Marucci J, Barker A, MacLellan M, Castle RR, Church TS, Earnest CP, Johannsen NM.  Heart Rate Response and Activity Level in Division I Football Players during Pre-Season Scrimmage Play.  Med Sci Sports Exerc; May 2016.

Lemoine NP, Simoneaux AB, Scott MC, Early KS, Mullenix S, Marucci J, Barker A, Church TS, Castle RR, Johannsen NM.  Electrolyte Losses in Urine and Sweat in Collegiate Football Players during Pre-Season Training Camp. Med Sci Sports Exerc; May 2016

Castle, R. R. (2016).  Prevention and Management of Exercise-Associated Collapse (EAC). Presented at the Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Clinical Symposium.  Marksville, LA (June 1, 2016).

Castle, R.R. (2016).  Using Benchmarks to Improve Program Outcomes.  Presented at the CAATE Accreditation Conference, Tampa, FL (October 18, 2016).

Castle, R. R. (2016).  Large-Scale Event Medical Planning Consideration.  Guest Lecturer, University of Florida Athletic Training Program (July 25, 2016).

Castle, R. R. (2016).  Management of Heat Related Illnesses. Presented at the Hattiesburg Clinic Sports Medicine Staff Clinical In-Service Training.  Hattiesburg, MS (July 15, 2016).

Castle, R. R. (2016).  Management of Heat Related Illnesses. Presented at the SWAC Emergency Preparation in Athletics Course.  Baton Rouge, LA (July 9, 2016).

Castle, R. R. (2016).  Management of Hyponatremia. Presented at the Mississippi Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Clinical Symposium.  Biloxi, MS (June 7, 2016).

Castle, R. R. (2016).  Prevention and Management of Exercise-Associated Collapse (EAC). Presented at the Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Clinical Symposium.  Marksville, LA (June 1, 2016).

Castle, R. R. (2016).  Professional Responsibility:  Duty To Act Within Your Scope of Practice. Presented at the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) Student Clinical Symposium, Atlanta, GA (February 5, 2016).

Castle, R.R. (2015).  Using Benchmarks to Improve Program Outcomes.  Presented at the CAATE Accreditation Conference, Tampa, FL (October 18, 2015).

Castle, R. R. (2015).  Are You Equipped To Respond To A Mass Casualty Incident With An Athletic Component?.  The Otho Davis Keynote Presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association 66th Annual Clinical Symposia & Expo, St. Louis, MO (June 24, 2015).

Castle, R. R. (2015).  Prevention and Management of Hyponatremia. Presented at the Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Clinical Symposium.  Lake Charles, LA (June 2, 2015).

Castle, R. R. (2015).  Medical Planning for Marathons. Guest Lecturer, Trinity International University Athletic Training Program (October 9, 2015).

Castle, R. R. (2015).  Professional Responsibility:  Duty To Act Within Your Scope of Practice. Presented at the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) Student Clinical Symposium, Atlanta, GA (February 6, 2015).

Castle, R. R. (2015).  Tactical to Practical:  Tourniquet Utilization in the Management of Mass Hemorrhage Injuries in Athletics.  Guest Lecturer, University of Florida Athletic Training Program (July 27, 2015).

Castle, R. R. (2014).  Emergency Medicine:  Lessons Learning.  Presented at the Boston University Athletic Training Clinical Symposium, Boston, MA (April 20, 2014).

Castle, R. R. & McLane, T (2014).  Advances in Pre-Hospital Trauma Care.  Presented at the 29th Annual Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) Student Clinical Symposium, Atlanta, GA (February 8, 2014).

Castle, R. R. (2014).  Keynote Address:  The After Effects of Mass Casualty/Our Role: Reactions, Effects and Learning. Presented at the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Assocation Annual Clinical Symposium.  Nashville, TN  (January 17, 2014).

Castle, R. R. (2013).  The 2013 Boston Marathon:  Mass Casualty Incident Lessons for Athletic Trainers. Presented at the Mississippi Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Clnical Symposium. Biloxi, MS  (June 12, 2013).

Castle, R. R. (2013).  Is Your School Practicing Safe Sports?  Presented at the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (LAHPERD) Annual Meeting.  Baton Rouge, LA  (November 4, 2013).

Castle, R.R. (2013). Running Forward Zero to 1300+.  Keynote Address at the 2013 Bossier City Chamber of Commerce Patriot Awards.  Bossier City, LA  (September 11, 2013)

Castle, R. R. (2013).  Got App?  Mobile Applications to Improve Clinical and Administrative Productivity.  Presented at the Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Clinical Symposium. Gonzales, LA  (June 8, 2013).

Castle, R. R. & Finley, D. (2013).  Emergency Healthcare:  Skills Update. Presented at the Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Clinical Symposium. Gonzales, LA  (June 7, 2013).

Castle, R. R. (2013).  Mass Casualty Incident Lessons From the 2013 Boston Marathon – Finish Line Medical Perspective. Presented at the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) Region I Hurricane and All Hazards Seminar.   New Orleans, LA  (May 31, 2013).

Castle, R. R. (2013).  2013 Boston Marathon Bombings – Finish Line Medical Perspective. Presented in the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission’s Emergency Preparedness Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Meeting.  New Orleans, LA  (May 17, 2013).

Selected Links

National Athletic Trainers' Association

Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association

Louisiana Athletic Trainers' Association

 

Curriculum Vitae