Peggy Bratt, ATC, LAT, NREMT, is a graduate of Maryville College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Certified since 2000, Peggy has been the Head Athletic Trainer at Alcoa High School, and an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Maryville College. Peggy served as Outreach Coordinator at Appalachian Therapy Center from 2000-2008, where she was responsible for coordinating athletic trainer coverage for five local high schools. In 2009, Appalachian Therapy merged with Blount Memorial Hospital, where in June 2009; Peggy took over as Sports Medicine Coordinator.
Peggy is currently serving her first term as President of the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society. Peggy served as Vice President from 2015-2018. Peggy served TATS as secretary from 2010-2014. She has been active in both state and district organizations since 2004, first serving on the Secondary Schools Committee where she remained until 2010. In 2006, she became Public Relations Chair for TATS serving until 2010, and the Tennessee Representative to the SEATA Public Relations Committee, where she continues to serve. She has been the Tennessee representative to SEATA’s Women in Athletic Training Committee, now the Life Balance Task Force, since 2006. She has been a member of the TSSAA Wrestling Weight Management Executive Committee since its inception in 2003.
Other activities where she has served as an athletic trainer are: Either Head or Assistant Athletic Trainer for the TACA TN All-Star football team from 2000-2005, a staff athletic trainer for the United States Field Hockey Association from 2001-2003, for their annual USFHA Field Hockey Festival, and coordinated basketball coverage for the AAU Junior Olympics in 2002.
She coordinates an annual week-long student athletic trainer camp at Maryville College for local Blount and Monroe county students. She has implemented a shortened version of this camp in Elizabethton beginning in 2011. She received the Sandy Sandlin High School Athletic Trainer of the Year award in 2007. She was a columnist for The Blount Today, a local weekly newspaper, a First Aid/CPR instructor for the American Red Cross, and has been an ASEP Sports First Aid instructor for the TSSAA.
Peggy is recently married to Steve Covington. In her free time she enjoys travel, scuba diving and reading.