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Thurston High School


Colts Athletics

Thurston High School

Colts Athletics

Thurston High School

Sports Medicine

Our Athletic Trainer – Scott Evanson

Scott Evanson joined the Colts family in the fall of 2015 as our Staff Athletic Trainer (ATC). He is certified as an ATC with the Board of Certification (BOC) and registered with the State of Oregon Health Licensing Office as an Athletic Trainer. Scott graduated from Eastern Washington University with both Exercise Science and Athletic Training degrees. Scott also attended Gonzaga University where he received his MA in Sports Administration and Management. Scott enjoys many outdoor activities; including rock climbing, cycling and mountaineering.

Thurston Athletic Trainer Contact Information  (email is the best method of contact)

(541) 744-5144 Training Room

Training Room Availability School year daily / All home games (travel with V. Football)

Responsibilities of Athletes and Parent(s) of Athletes

  • Inform the Athletic Trainer of ALL injuries that occur during the season, whether or not the injury happened while participating in the sport. This is essential in the communication and recovery process.
  • Inform the Athletic Trainer of ALL doctor visits regarding injury and return to participation.
  • Provide the Athletic Trainer with a written note from ALL doctor visits.  Documentation of an athlete’s injury and return to participation guidelines aids in communication between the physician and AT. In some cases the athlete will not be allowed to return to participation without a note from the physician.

Physicians (Note Recommendations) 

Coaches Handbook

Slocum Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is the official sports medicine provider of Thurston Athletics and all Eugene/Springfield ares high schools.

What are Athletic Trainers?

Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians, nurses, Physical Therapists, and other members of the Sports Medicine Team. The services provided by ATs comprise of injury prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

ImPact Testing

ImPact testing is performed at the beginning of each sports season (Fall, Winter, Spring).  The testing establishes a neurological baseline to be used as a tool when evaluating, diagnosing, and treating sports related concussions.  The test is good for 2 years and only needs to be taken once, which is good for all sports. (ie Football and wrestling)


Sports requiring ImPACT testing prior to participation; Football, Volleyball, Cheer, Soccer, Basketball, wrestling, Baseball, Softball, LAX, and Track (Pole Vaulters ONLY)

Springfield SD Concussion Protocol (Click here)

Concussions are taken seriously by all medical staff and coaches .  Thurston HS follows "Best Practice" and has adapted a protocol in accordance with Slocom medical center, NATA, CDC and other medical professionals.  All Thurston HS coaches have completed an online class and follow NFHS rules and OSAA directives.

       Max's Law -  The goal of effective concussion management is to protect athletes and return them safely to academics and athletics. A successful concussion management policy includes the following components:      RECOGNIZE - REMOVE- REFER - RETURN

       Note: The diagnosis of a concussion is a clinical judgment, ideally made by a medical professional. The SCAT3  should not be used solely to make, or exclude, the diagnosis of concussion in the absence of clinical judgment. An athlete may have a concussion even if their SCAT3 is “normal”.

Heat Illness Prevention 

       OSAA Heat Index

HS Lightning safety

Overuse Injures in youth sports

       Overuse pt 2 (NATA)

       Overuse pt 3
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