Rachel Lacy, AT | Education Coordinator
Optim Medical Center-Tattnall
Rachel Ploor, M.S., LAT, ATC, is the Head Athletic Trainer for the Tormenta FC professional soccer team in Statesboro, GA. She covers all practices and home and away games for the team. Her other responsibilities include serving as the athletic training education coordinator by ensuring all Optim ATs are staying up to date with the best practices in sports medicine and providing high quality healthcare.
Before joining Optim in February 2020, she was the Associate Head Athletic Trainer at Georgia Southern University from 2013-2020. While at GSU, Rachel worked primarily with the women’s basketball team, served as the insurance coordinator, supervised graduate assistants, organized pre-participate physical exams, assisted with drug testing, and managed the day to day operations of the Hanner Fieldhouse athletic training facility. Prior to GSU, she was a graduate assistant athletic trainer assigned to men’s and women’s track and field at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Rachel continues to serve as a Preceptor in Georgia Southern’s athletic training education program, providing both clinical instruction to undergraduate students and guest lecturing in senior level athletic training courses. In May of 2016, she was recognized by the athletic training education program as the preceptor that made the most impact on students.
Rachel received her undergraduate degree from Salisbury University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training. While at Salisbury, she was awarded the Hunter R. Smith Athletic Training Student Scholarship as well as the Hunter R. Smith Outstanding Senior Athletic Training Award. In 2013, Rachel obtained her Masters of Science in Sports Administration from Arkansas State University.
A native of Crownsville, Maryland, Rachel is credentialed in CPR for the professional rescuer, emergency oxygen, Kinesiotape Level 1-3, Graston M1 Level, Dry Needling, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level I-II, and Stop the Bleed, Save a Life.
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