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Athletic Training Staff Grows with Addition of New Trainer

Lipscomb Academy announced Katisha Busby as an athletic trainer working with student-athletes.

Amanda Price  | 

Katisha Busby, athletic trainer

Hailing from south-central Tennessee, Katisha Busby was an active student-athlete and competed in basketball, softball, soccer, and track and served as a manager for the football team. She received both an undergraduate and Master’s degree from Austin Peay State University in health/exercise science. Additionally, she received a second bachelor’s degree in athletic training/exercise science from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). While at MTSU, she worked with football, women’s soccer, and track and field collegiate athletes. 

“Lipscomb Academy is fortunate to have Katisha join our team. She is driven and committed to offering excellent care in her field. Having earned multiple collegiate degrees, she has proven her dedication to the health, training, and well-being of student-athletes,” stated Michelle York, associate head of school for athletics. “She will complement our athletic training staff and will work alongside Ken Tyler, head academy athletic trainer. 

Busby completed clinical rotations at various high schools, including Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, Christ Presbyterian Academy, and Father Ryan High School. In 2020, she completed an internship at Kentucky Wesleyan College serving the volleyball and baseball programs. Most recently, Busby, a PRN for Maury Regional Hospital, served as an athletic trainer at rural high schools that lacked designated trainers including Hampshire High School, Culleoka High School, and Santa Fe High School.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to be part of Lipscomb Academy. My experiences in clinical rotations and my internship have prepared me for the many types of injuries that may occur in athletics,” stated Busby. “Each student-athlete is unique and has individuals needs. I look forward to serving those needs and broadening my athletic training knowledge through the experience. I am very excited to be here and accept the challenges and hard work at Lipscomb Academy.”