Marc Powell is in his 19th year as Trinity’s Head Athletic Trainer, as he was appointed to the position in the fall of 1999.
Marc supervises the wellness and physical rehabilitation of student-athletes in 18 intercollegiate sports. Additionally, Marc directs the Athletic Training Room staff, consisting of three full-time athletic trainers, and student athletic trainers.
His association with Trinity goes back to the fall of 1997 as he interned while attending the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Marc earned the Bachelor of Science degree in biology from UTSA in 1998. That same year, he worked on Trinity’s campus for HealthSouth, a contracting agency. In December 1998, HealthSouth appointed Marc the supervising athletic trainer at Trinity.
Marc is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and is licensed in the state of Texas. He serves on the NATA Specialty Awards Committee. Marc is also a member of the Alamo Area Athletic Trainers Association,and is chair of the Charles Cortez Scholarship Committee. He is a member of the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association Registration Committee.
Marc works closely with Trinity professor of psychology Carolyn Becker on the University’s Female Body Image Program, which deals with eating disorders and other issues. He also participates in Trinity’s Student Success Team.
On September 28, 2017, Marc received special recognition from the University. He was presented the Helen Heare McKinley Employee Excellence Award. The citation read “for exemplary attitude, innovation, work ethic, and credit brought to Trinity University.”
He is extensively involved in the community, and assists in major sporting events, NCAA postseason competition. Marc serves as a Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsor, and is a board member of Still Water Christian Ministries. He is a life member of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, and serves on the Medical Committee. Marc also volunteers as an athletic trainer for the San Antonio Rodeo each February.
Marc is married to the former Kara Karrh, a physical therapy specialist. They are the parents of a son and two daughters, Kasen, Kallie and Kinsley, respectively.