Kyle Ray is a PlaySafe Athletic Trainer at Corner High School in Alabama. He is originally from Roanoke, Alabama, and graduated with a B.S. in Athletic Training from Troy University in the Spring of 2016 (GO TROJANS!). He received a Masters in Physical Education from the University of West Florida in 2018 after working as a graduate assistant for the UWF Sports Medicine Team. He currently resides in Homewood, AL, and has been with PlaySafe and Corner High School since April of 2018.
Favorite Food: BBQ! Ribs, wings, pulled pork, brisket..... if it can be thrown in a smoker and covered in sauce, I'm all about it.
Favorite Hobbies: A huge passion of mine is playing music. I've been playing bass guitar for several years and hope to take up piano soon! I also enjoy working out and spending time with friends and family.
Who inspires you: Oh, man.. my parents are by far the most influential people in my life. It probably goes without saying, but I wouldn't be who I am without them first and foremost. Professionally, my current successes are all due to those who invested their time in me over the years. I owe so much to Dr. Kim Shaw, Cherise Crisman, the Troy AT class of 2016, and Arnold Gamber at UWF. Even when I may have not deserved it, they all had my back and believed in me. I wouldn't be where I'm at today if it wasn't for them and the life lessons they taught me.
Pet Peeves: I told my sports medicine aids that I would list their names for this, but I'll refrain :) .They threw me a birthday party recently, so they aren't so bad. A false sense of entitlement kind of drives me batty. Also, if you drive slower than the speed limit in the far left lane, you're the worst. Plain and simple.