William “T.R.” St. Charles was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University in 1976 and a Master of Science degree from George Peabody College in 1979. T.R. was a student athletic trainer at Vanderbilt and also served as a Graduate Assistant there. In 1977 he accepted the Head Athletic Trainer position at Holmes High School in San Antonio, Texas. T.R. also served as Athletic Trainer for Texas City High School, Taft High School, Clark High School and O’Connor High School before accepting his current position as the Head Football Athletic Trainer at the University of the Incarnate Word.
T.R. has worked with the United States Olympic Committee sports medicine program since 2000 after completing an internship at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. He has been selected to be an athletic trainer for Team USA at the 2003 World University Games in Daegu, South Korea and the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece. USA Field Hockey selected T.R. as the men’s national team Head Athletic Trainer for the 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, the 2009 Junior World Cup Tournament in Malaysia and Singapore and the 2009 Pan Am Cup in Santiago, Chile. He has also accompanied the team to matches and tournaments in Trinidad & Tobago, Canada and Argentina as well as serving as the Medical Director for several National Championship tournaments. He has also worked with many other Olympic sports including USA Swimming, USA Track and Field, USA Table Tennis, USA Gymnastics and USA Taekwondo.
Other events include the NFL Legends football game, AAU Junior Olympics, UIL Regional Track & Field Championships, San Antonio Grand Prix, AAU Basketball National Championships, TJ Maxx Tour of Olympic Champions, National Trampoline & Tumbling Championships and the USA Taekwondo Junior Olympic Championships.
Professional service includes Athletic Trainer Representative for the Bexar County Medical Society, President of the Alamo Area Athletic Trainers Association, Chairperson of the Secondary School Committee for the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association, District 6 Representative on the National Athletic Trainers Association Secondary School Committee, member of the Texas State Athletic Trainers Association Public Relations Committee and a National Board of Certification Test Administrator.
T.R. has been a speaker at the National Athletic Trainers Association Athletic Training Symposium, the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association Athletic Trainers Symposium, the University of Texas Health Science Center Symposium on Sports Medicine, the Gulf Coast Athletic Trainers Society Workshop and the Alamo Area Athletic Trainers Association Workshop. He has also authored and co-authored several articles and position statements for national and regional professional publications and associations.