The Colorado Academy Sports Medicine program provides quality, professional athletic training services and athletic healthcare to CA student-athletes and visiting athletes.
CA has two Certified Athletic Trainers, allowing for a broad scope of services to our student-athletes, such as creating and monitoring injury therapy programs and utilizing the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) Baseline and post-injury concussion testing.
CA adheres to the Standards of Professional Practice of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the credentialing statutes of the State of Colorado. CA trainers are nationally certified by the Board of Certification (BOC) as Athletic Trainers (ATC) and licensed in the State of Colorado. The CA Sports Medicine program aspires to deliver the best care possible.
Colorado State University - BS University of Arizona - MS Walden University - PhD
At CA Since: 2007
A Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) since 1978, Richard “Griz” Griswold has been CA’s Head Athletic Trainer since 2007. Griswold received his BS, MS, and PhD from Colorado State University, the University of Arizona, and Walden University, respectively. He has been a Head Athletic Trainer at both the high school and college levels. In addition, he served as an instructor, professor, and Director of Athletic Training Education programs for twenty-two years. One of his favorite activities is square dancing, and he likes to go fly fishing when possible.
Oakland University - BS University of Tennessee Chattanooga -MS At CA Since: 2021
Jade Callan joined the Athletic Department at Colorado Academy in February 2021 as Assistant Athletic Trainer. She has experience as an Athletic Trainer at U.S. Rugby for both men’s and women’s teams, and served as Athletic Trainer and Head Athletic Trainer at Oakland University, from which she earned a BS in Exercise Science. Callan has an MS in Athletic Training from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and she is certified and licensed by the state of Colorado. She enjoys supporting CA student-athletes in all sports to stay healthy and recover quickly and appropriately from sports-related mishaps.