Grillot on front line of safety

GREENVILLE – Alyse Grillot has made a positive impact with student athletes as Greenville Senior High School’s athletic trainer.

“I’m here for those kids,” said Grillot. “I want to see them succeed and I want to see them play as much as possible.”

The Michigan native graduated from Ithica High School and attended Indiana’s Anderson University, graduating in 2012.

Grillot is married to Rob Grillot, a Versailles High School alum now teaching third grade at Bradford where he serves as the Railroaders varsity track and cross country coach.

Grillot began employment with Wayne HealthSports at Mississinawa Valley schools and transferred to Greenville in the summer of 2017.

“I really do like the kids,” Grillot said. “I think it is important to establish a relationship with them, that’s a trust factor. They come to me with injuries and they trust me to get them back to play or they trust me to say, if I tell them they cannot play it’s usually a pretty significant injury.”

“Greenville seems like a really good fit for me,” added Grillot. “I feel so much appreciation and that can be rare for an athletic trainer.”

Grillot remembers the final game of the 2017 football season – a cold night with a continual pouring rain and strong winds.

“It was awful Friday night,” said Grillot. “I couldn’t feel my feet, couldn’t feel my face and when I had to cut tape off of players and I couldn’t feel my hands. It puts a damper on my mood but I have to be there regardless of the weather, whether it’s snowing or sleeting sideways – I’ll be there for the kids.”

Grillot entered college not knowing which academic direction she would take until she was in a freshman at Anderson and narrowed it down to Exercise Science or Athletic Training.

“It’s a lot of work but I wouldn’t change my job,” Grillot said of her choice of Athletic Trainer. “It’s so much fun – I get to watch sports and get paid for it. I like helping people and being compassionate. It’s pretty awesome.”

PHOTO CAPTION: Greenville Athletic Trainer, Alyse Grillot. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

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