As part of a complete health care team, our Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) work under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents. Certified Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries.



Nick Anderson | Nick Anderson has been with Santa Margarita since 2008. He hails from the North Star State of Minnesota. He studied Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Athletic Training at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Nick moved to California in 2004; serving two years in the Rialto USD and two years at JSerra Catholic HS prior to joining the Eagle family. He resides in RSM with his wife and six children.

Mike Kingsbury | Michael Kingsbury has been at Santa Margarita Catholic High School since 2005. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with B.S. in Kinesiology and completed the Athletic Training Education Program. In his time at SM, he has also completed a Master’s in Athletic Administration. He is also a certified instructor for the Red Cross in First Aid/CPR/AED. Michael and his wife, Deanna, have two daughters. Isabella(12), and Brooklyn(8), and reside in Fullerton.


Santa Margarita Catholic High School works with South County Orthopedic Specialists (SCOS). Our team physicians are present at varsity football games and are available year round for office visits. SCOS is able to set next day appointments for SMCHS student-athletes. When calling for an appointment, be sure to identify yourself as a Santa Margarita Catholic High School athlete. SCOS also participates in our annual physicals.

South County Orthopedic Specialists
24331 El Toro Road
Suite 200
Laguna Woods, CA 92653
(949) 586-3200 phone
(949) 900-2099 fax

Scott Graham, M.D.

Dr. Graham is a native of Santa Barbara. After graduation from USC School of Medicine, he completed a residency in orthopedics at UC Irvine. During his residency, Dr. Graham worked at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic and as an assistant team physician with the Los Angeles Lakers and Anaheim Angels. He then traveled to the prestigious Cleveland Clinic for further training with a fellowship in Sports Medicine. He was a team physician and orthopedic consultant for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers and the WNBA’s Cleveland Rockers. He is currently a team physician for Santa Margarita High School, Laguna Hills High School and is Medical Director of Athletics for Concordia University. Dr. Graham practices general orthopedics with specialization in sports medicine injuries.


Physical therapy may be required for some injuries and post-surgical athletes. The Santa Margarita Sports Medicine team works closely with several of the physical therapy clinics in the area and does not endorse any of the providers listed below over another.

Pro Sport Physical Therapy
22032 El Paseo # 210
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
(949) 766-8535

RSM Physical Therapy
29803 Santa Margarita Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
(949) 459-9010

M & M Physical Therapy
800 Corporate Drive
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(949) 218-0790
Full Motion Physical Therapy
31461 Rancho Viejo Road #101
San Juan Capistrano, CA
(949) 542-5000


The Athletic Training Office is located in the first floor of the Eagle Athletic Center (R109), just across the service road from the entrance to the pool. We are here to ensure the health and safety of Santa Margarita Catholic High School and visiting student-athletes, coaches, spectators, and officials.

A Certified Athletic Trainer will be on site for all SMCHS home contests. Water and injury ice will be provided for all games at Santa Margarita. Athletic Trainers may provide other services upon request. Please contact the Athletic Training Office ahead of time to assure assistance or with any other questions.

kingsburym@smhs.org or andersonn@smhs.org
(949) 766-6000 Ext. 2212
Fax: (949) 766-6066

Santa Margarita Catholic High School
ATTN: Athletic Training Room
22062 Antonio Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688


Santa Margarita Catholic High School understands the seriousness of concussion both in and out of sport. That is why we've created a comprehensive Concussion Management Program that begins the moment a concussion is suspected. Based on medical best practices set forth by professionals in the study of concussion management, this program is designed to transition your student back to the classroom and playing field in the safest way possible.

If you suspect your student has suffered a concussion, please click here for additional information.

If you believe your student is having a medical emergency please call 911.


Every student-athlete is required to be cleared through AthleticClearance.com. The athletic clearance process includes all the necessary forms required by the NFHS, CIF, state of CA, Diocese, and school. Your coach may require additional forms. You must upload your current physical as part of this process. Physical forms are valid for 365 days from the original date of service.



Some things to keep in mind as you complete the clearance process via Athletic Clearance.com...

For parent or guardian information, please enter the PRIMARY contact information for the student. For example, if you are the host family for a student, please enter YOUR contact information into the Parent/Guardian section of the registration process.

At the bottom of the PARENT/GAURDIAN info page there is place to opt in or out of a college recruiting company’s email list. SMCHS is in no way affiliated or condones the use of this service. If you do not wish to receive emails from this company, please click ‘No thanks’.

On the 'Signatures' page of the registration, please pay close attention to the student signature field vs. the parent signature field.

Hard copies and email copies of forms WILL NOT be accepted by SMCHS personnel.