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Louisa trainer gets athletes back in the game

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:42 am

Charles Carter is quite the jovial guy!

This is true for many reasons, including his love of family – his wife Wendy and sons Josh and Brandon;  love of binding home roots – he grew up in Fluvanna County, lives in Goochland and works in Louisa County; love of the outdoors – hunting is Carter’s favorite activity; love of sports – baseball is at the top of his list; you get the idea.

But good-humored nature is set in motion by his devotion to Louisa County and the student-athletes who grace his doors and rely on him for paramount excellence in his field.

“Of all the jobs I’ve had, I truly love working here in Louisa,” Carter said. “There is a lot of family time and that’s what I want. Also, I feel like I have a real relationship with the kids and the people here are great.”

After playing on the Fluvanna High School state championship football squad his senior year, Carter was well prepared for the rewarding and fulfilling work that would become his life’s vocation.

Well educated and skilled from Ferrum College with an Associate in Science degree, a Bachelor of Science diploma from Liberty University and a master’s in education from the University of Virginia, Carter began his career as an athletic trainer for the New York Mets in 1986.

“I joined the Mets in the winter after they won the [World] Series, so I was the only one on staff that didn’t get a ring,” chuckled Carter.

Beginning on January 1, 2002, Carter established himself at Louisa High School and has settled in as the “go-to” guy for anything and everything rehabilitation/therapy related.

After getting caught up on paperwork, catching up on treatment notes from the previous day, calling doctors and parents and the entire minutia that engulfs ones work, Carter begins his true labor of dedication and devotion which is caring for the student-athletes of Louisa County Middle School and High School.

To read the entire story, see the Dec. 13 edition of The Central Virginian.