David Gable is in his 12th season as the head athletics trainer for TCU football and his eighth year as Associate Director of Sports Medicine. He is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association and licensed in the state of Texas.
In addition to his primary responsibility of providing health care for the football team, Gable's additional duties include managing the new 6,000-square-foot Walsh Sports Medicine Center as well as inventory control and purchasing for the Sports Medicine department. He also oversees TCU's summer sports camps and serves as the director of the Gatorade summer camp and the TCU/SMU athletic training workshop for high school students.
Gable also serves as a preceptor within the CAATE-approved Athletic Training Education Program through the Department of Kinesiology and manages the Sports Medicine work study program.
Prior to joining the Horned Frogs, Gable spent several years working at HealthSouth Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Ala. He also earned professional experience with the Carolina Panthers (NFL), Kansas City Chiefs (NFL), Florida Bobcats (Arena 1), Birmingham SteelDogs (Arena 2), Birmingham Thunderbolts (XFL) and the Rhein Fire (NFL Europe), where he was the head athletic trainer and part of two world championship teams during his three years in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Gable, a native of Gering, Neb., received his bachelor's degree in education with an emphasis in athletic training from Nebraska in 1993 and his master's in physical education/health and sports sciences from Ohio in 1994.
Gable is a veteran of the United States Army. He and his wife, Samantha, have two daughters: Kylee and Kamryn.
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