Gilbert High School Athletic Training Staff
Byron Millwood – Head Athletic Trainer
Byron Millwood has served as Gilbert High Schools head athletic trainer since 2006. Under direction of the physicians at the Palmetto Health USC Orthopedics, Mr. Millwood is responsible for coordinating sports medicine services for GHS athletes and teaching sports medicine classes. Byron holds national and state certification as an athletic trainer. He earned his undergraduate and Masters degree from the University of South Carolina. Before coming to Gilbert High Byron was a staff athletic trainer at Hammond School in Columbia, and worked with football, baseball, track, swimming and diving, and women’s soccer at the University of South Carolina. Byron is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the South Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association. Byron has served on the Lexington 1 health advisory council, South Carolina book adoption committee for Sports Medicine, and the Sports Medicine Standards committee. Byron is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the South Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association. In 2013 Byron was selected as the athletic trainer for the South team during the North/South Football game. Originally from Gaffney, South Carolina, Byron and his wife Erica live in Lexington and have a son, Sawyer and daughter, Sadie.
Emily Whittington – Athletic Trainer
Ms. Emily Whittington has served as an athletic trainer at Gilbert High School since 2013. In addition to her duties in athletics, she also serves as an instructor for Health Science and Sports Medicine courses. She is. Emily received her athletic training degree from Western Carolina University and M.S. from the University of South Carolina. During her time as an undergraduate at Western, she worked with the soccer, basketball, softball, as well as at local high schools around the community. While a graduate assistant athletic trainer at USC, she served as the athletic trainer for the Equestrian team as well as the assistant athletic trainer at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School. Ms. Whittington also interned at the University of Virginia with their football team. Emily is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the South Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association, and serves as an advisor for Gilbert’s Chapter of the Health Occupations Students of America. Originally from Marion, North Carolina, Ms. Whittington lives in Gilbert.
Kathryn Warren – Athletic Trainer
Mrs. Kathryn Warren is a Staff Athletic Trainer for Prisma Health Orthopedics. This is her first year as a member of the Gilbert Sports Medicine Staff. She received her bachelor’s degree from Erskine College in 2016. She has been a part of Prisma Health Orthopedics since 2018 and worked with AC Flora High School. Her career has included working in a physical therapy clinic, but she has found she enjoys working with athletes in the high school setting. She has lived in Batesburg for the last 5 years with her husband Ben and daughter Kennedy. She enjoys the outdoors with her family when she gets free time.