CPS Head Athletic Trainer Inducted Into AATA Hall of Fame

Posted on 05/03/2017

Head Athletic Trainer Jason Cates recently received a very deserving honor. On Saturday, April 29, he was inducted into the Arkansas Athletic Trainers’ Association (AATA) Hall of Fame. 

Mr. Cates has been the Head Athletic Trainer at Cabot Public Schools since 2011. He graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He majored in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine. 


Mr. Cates oversees the day-to-day operations of the sports medicine department, which includes four full-time licensed athletic trainers, 15 sports, 81 teams, more than 1,100 student athletes, and a sports medicine curriculum program for approximately 200 students.

As our Head Athletic Trainer, Mr. Cates has been instrumental in keeping our school district ahead of the game when it comes to protecting our student athletes. 

Cabot was recently awarded the National Athletic Trainers’ Associations “Safe Sports School 1st Team” designee for the second time. In 2013, Cabot was awarded the three year award (2013-2016) and at the time, Cabot was the first school in the state of Arkansas and the 13th school in the country to receive this award.

This award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes and reinforces the importance of providing the best level of athletic health care, injury prevention, and treatment. The Cabot School District’s Sports Medicine Program is also nationally recognized and serves as a model to other school districts.


Throughout the years, Mr. Cates has received numerous awards and recognitions, including:

2016 - National Federation of State High School Associations “State Award for Outstanding Service in Sports Medicine Initiatives
2014 - Korey Stringer Institute “Lifesaving Service Award”
2012 - National Athletic Trainers’ Association “Service Award” 2008 City of Jacksonville, AR “Medical Community Hero of the Year”
2008 - Arkansas Athletic Trainers’ Association “Athletic Trainer of the Year”
1998 - HealthSouth Clinician of the Year

Mr. Cates is also a member of several professional organizations, including the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the Arkansas Athletic Trainers’ Association.

We are extremely fortunate to have an expert like Mr. Cates employed at the Cabot School District. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to our student athletes. Congratulations on your well-deserved induction in the AATA Hall of Fame!

Jason Cates Inducted Into AATA Hall of Fame

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Cabot Public Schools

Elementary Schools (Grades PreK-4)

Central Elementary
36 Pond Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3564
Fax: (501) 843-4503
Eastside Elementary
17 Bellamy Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3563
Fax: (501) 843-5619
Magness Creek Elementary
16150 Arkansas Hwy 5, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3565
Fax: (501) 843-7567
Mountain Springs Elementary
3620 Mountain Springs
Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3575
Fax: (501) 605-1300
Northside Elementary
814 West Locust Street,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3568
Fax: (501) 843-6032
Southside Elementary
2600 South Pine Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3567
Fax: (501) 843-6229
Stagecoach Elementary
850 South Stagecoach Road,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3574
Fax: (501) 605-1221
Ward Central Elementary
1570 Wilson Loop Road,
Ward, AR 72176
(501) 743-3569
Fax: (501) 843-9744
Westside Elementary
1701 South Second Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3566
Fax: (501) 843-5802

High School (Grades 10-12)

Cabot High School
401 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 843-3562
Fax: (501) 843-4231

Academic Center of Excellence
(Grades 7-12)

Academic Center of Excellence
21 Funtastic Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3520
Fax: (501) 843-0283

Cabot Freshman Academy

Cabot Freshman Academy
18 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3576
Fax: (501) 941-1505

ACE North
(Grades 9-12)

401 North Lincoln, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3546
Fax: (501) 941-3156

Special Programs

404 North 2nd Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 743-3543
Fax: (501) 941-2613

Cabot Learning Academy

Cabot Learning Academy
813 West Locust, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3540
Fax: (501) 843-3138

Central Administrative Office

602 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 843-3363
Fax: (501)843-0576

Middle Schools (Grades 5-6)

Cabot Middle School North
1900 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3571
Fax: (501) 605-0413

Cabot Middle School South
2555 Kerr Station Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3570
Fax: (501) 941-7432

Junior High Schools
(Grades 7-8)

Cabot Junior High North
38 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3572
Fax: (501) 605-8472

Cabot Junior High South
38 Panther Trail, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3573
Fax: (501) 941-7746