It is important that if your child has any medical needs, or injuries, that Coach Gotthardt is informed expeditiously. Please contact both the head coach and Coach Gotthardt if your child cannot practice or participate in a game. If there is any medical issues or questions about your child please feel free to contact Coach Gotthardt.
Sports Medicine Specialists
|If your athletes need to see a physician for further medical advise. We are lucky to have a close working relationship with the following local medical groups.|
|Tidewater Physician Medical Group|
|Micheal Potter, MD. 757-345-5870|
|Chris Ciccone, MD. 757-345-2829|
|24 hr Hotline 757-813-5613|
|Williamsburg Pediatric, Adolescent, and Sports Medicine.|
|Steven Mares, MD. 757-253-5757|
Dan Gotthardt, MS, LAT, CSCS
p: (757) 565-0373 (ext. 32281)
m: (757) 810-4573
Our certified athletic trainer (ATC) Dan Gotthardt provides comprehensive athletic health care program for all student athletes. Primary responsibilities may include injury prevention, the reduction of further injury and properly administering of immediate care and in conjunction with local physician, the development of the “return to play” plan, provide injury treatment and rehabilitation, and to provide the daily evaluation of injuries as well as the preventative, rehabilitation and reconditioning treatments.
Coach Gotthardt has trekked a varied path to the Ram Nation, a journey that began in a different career setting. he began working as a paid firefighter/emt. After 8 years, he resigned from the fire service, to continue his higher education with an A.A. degree in physical education; a B.S. degree in kinesiology U of Maryland and ending with a M.S. degree in sports medicine at the United States Sports Academy. He has worked at the College of William and Mary as an interim assistant athletic trainer, and head athletic trainer at Christ Church School in Saluda, Va. He finally became a Ram in August of 2002, as the athletic trainer and health/ physical education teacher. In addition to working at Lafayette, Coach Gotthardt provides his services to several local soccer clubs, such as Virginia Legacy, Elite Training Academy, and Richmond Strikers, offering coverage of many athletic events in the Williamsburg community and in surrounding Hampton Roads area.