Assistant Athletic Director
sports are an inherent part of the total educational program for students in
the South Euclid/Lyndhurst City Schools. Interscholastic athletics provide
numerous opportunities for students to participate in activities that promote
growth and development, social and recreational skills as well as an
opportunity to develop leadership qualities.
major emphasis of interscholastic athletics is skilled play and good
sportsmanship. Every attempt will be made to provide favorable playing
conditions in order that the competitive experiences of our athletes may be
wholesome, and result in the attainment of
positive attitudes and conduct. Interscholastic athletics are a privilege, not
student becomes subject to the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Schools athletic policies
and the rules of the Ohio High School Athletic Association upon registering in
the school district and expressing an interest in a specific sport to the
coach. In addition, all athletes are expected to follow the specific rules
associated with individual athletic teams on which they participate.
High School Sports Medicine
Tina Thompson, ATC
Employed by UH Regional Hospitals
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical assessments, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
If your child is injured and it is an emergency, please seek immediate medical treatment. In a non-urgent/non-emergency situation, please contact me to make me aware. I am available to help you decide the best course of treatment. Whenever a student-athlete is under the care of a doctor for an injury, we will request a note from an appropriate medical provider for release to return to play.
I am onsite at the school during the week, usually arriving during 8th period. I am often here on the weekends as well if there are events. The training room is located adjacent to Welser Gym. It is the responsibility of the injured student to check in with me daily during the week, even if they are unable to practice.
Chris Tangen, DO.
Christopher Tangen, DO, is a specialist in sports medicine and an associate medical team physician for the Cleveland Browns. He is board certified in Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.
He completed a family medicine residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Tangen is available to see our injured athlete’s in his office. His primary location is at the UH Richmond Medical Center on Chardon Road in Richmond Heights. Tina can help to coordinate timely appoints.
Fitness and Wellness Coordinator
Ryan Dugan, CSCS
Ryan Dugan was recently hired as the new Fitness and Wellness Coordinator for the South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools.
Dugan previously served as Defensive Backs coach and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at Lake Erie College, he also recently was a graduate assistant the University of Toledo during the 2014 season.
While at Lake Erie College he developed in and out of season training programs, while designing programs that strength, speed, and conditioning to improve overall performance. He also served as the defensive backs coach.
He is a Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also certified in Active Isolated Stretching.
Dugan said, “I am incredibly excited for this opportunity and look forward to getting to know our staff and students and doing my best to support health and wellness goals within the district.”
He added, “My goal is to create a culture that will raise awareness and encourage healthy lifestyle choices with our students and staff.”
Dugan is a graduate of Mentor High School, where he was a three-year letterman and senior captain under Steve Trivisonno. He was a member of the 2006 State Runner-up team and played in the Ohio North-South All-Star game.
He then continued his playing career at Baldwin-Wallace College, he was a four-year letterwinner and two-time captain. He received his bachelor degree in Exercise Science.
He also received his Master of Business Administration from Lake Erie College in 2014.