COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Texas A&M football athletic trainer David Weir was named chairman of the Advisory Board for Athletic Trainers by Texas Governor Rick Perry. The board serves as the licensing and regulatory authority of athletic trainers in Texas.
Weir was named a member of the board last year before this most recent appointment. All of the appointments are subject to senate confirmation.
Weir will begin his sixth year as the athletic trainer for football at Texas A&M and the 2007-08 year will be his 18th as a full-time trainer for the Aggies. A licensed athletic trainer by the state of Texas, Weir has assisted with football every season and spent six years as the baseball trainer before making football his primary focus in 1999.
The Brenham, Texas, native began his training career as a high school trainer at Brenham High School. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1990 with a degree in kinesiology and health. He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and a member of the Big 12 Medical Aspects of Sports Society.
From 1998-2002, Weir served on NATA’s Public Relations Committee, as well as serving as the chair of the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association (SWATA) Public Relations Committee. He also served as the liaison of NATA to the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee. He currently serves on NATA’s College and University Committee as well as serving as chair of the SWATA College and University Committee. He is a past president of the Brazos Valley Athletic Trainers Society.
Weir coordinates and oversees the medical care of players’ injuries in one of the finest training rooms in the country including the medical data base which stores vital personal medical history on Aggie student-athletes. He drafted the emergency medical plan for athletic facilities at Texas A&M, in addition to the athletic department’s lightning policy.
Weir, 40, is married to the former Judy Bigbie (A&M Class of ’89), a school teacher at Pebble Creek Elementary in College Station. The couple has two daughters—Ashley (14) and Heather (11).