Meet your trainer!

  • Paul Dawson headshotPaul Dawson joined the OhioHealth Sports Medicine team in 2021 as the head athletic trainer at Karrer Middle School.  Prior to working for Karrer Middle School, Dawson worked for the Ohio State University’s athletic training staff from July 2014-July 2021. While working at Ohio State, Dawson served as an athletic trainer overseeing the daily athletic training needs for several programs including, Baseball (2016-2021), Women’s Ice hockey (2014-2016) and Pistol/Rifle (2014-2016). Paul completed his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Olivet Nazarene University (2008), and master’s degree in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon (2013). Paul and his wife Kylee and kids, Luka, Noah, and Mica live in Ostrander. Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his kids’ teams, camping and hiking.