Webster Named to Hall of Fame

March 25, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Keith Webster, Head Athletic Trainer/Administration for University of Kentucky Athletics, has been inducted into the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA) Hall of Fame during the group's annual meeting in Panama City, Fla.

A graduate of UK, Webster worked as an athletic trainer at Centre College, the University of Florida, Morehead State University and The Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation before returning to his alma mater in 1997. In addition to his athletic training work, he is an assistant professor in the UK College of Health Sciences.

While at UK, Webster has served on several campus committees, organized and implemented the Spectator Care Program and worked on the College of Health Sciences External Review Team.

Webster has been very active in promoting his profession. He has been president and vice president of the Kentucky Athletic Trainers Society and the Georgia Athletic Trainers Association, also serving as chair and/or member of numerous KATS and GATA committees. He has made many educational presentations at the state associations' meetings.

On the regional level, Webster has been chair of the SEATA Governmental Affairs Committee and is current chair of the SEATA NATAPAC Committee. He has been a working member of several other committees and made a multitude of educational presentations at SEATA events.

Webster also has been a leader in the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). His chief duty has been on the NATA Governmental Affairs Committee, working to regulate the profession and update laws in almost every state in the country. He has been a frequent speaker at the NATA annual convention.

In addition to his work with Wildcat athletes, Webster has given his time and talents at numerous regional and national special events. He also has been involved with international competitions, highlighted by his service as the Chief Athletic Trainer at one of the venues at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.