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Unsung Heroes: Gift recognizes efforts of Vanderbilt athletic trainers working ‘behind the scenes’

Nov. 1, 2018, 2:24 PM

Nashville native J. Lindsy McLean, BA’60, was a self-described “Hillsboro High School junior in charge of the football team’s first-aid kit” when he saw an announcement in the local paper that would forever alter his life. The ad was for a class on sports injuries taught by legendary Vanderbilt head athletic trainer Joe Worden, and though it was targeted at coaches, McLean received permission to sit in on it.

The experience not only would have a profound impact on his professional calling but also cement what has become a lifelong devotion to Vanderbilt.