Spanky served 22 years on the Governor appointed Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers and has severed on numerous committee's and focus groups within the NATA and State Government.
He also served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the TV show "Friday Night Lights" for 5 years and had several appearances on the show itself.
put together a task force of physicians, licensed athletic trainers, and brain trauma researchers and specialist to write HB 2038 which is now known as "Natasha's Law" which set up and define concussion protocols and return to play protocols for any high school student athlete in the state of Texas.
This bill was passed in 2011.
For the past 12 years and counting, Spanky has represented the Licensed Athletic Trainers in Texas to make sure Texas has a voice in protecting the Texas Licensure act of 1971 and that each and every LAT in Texas is respected for the job that is given to them concerning the health and safety of the student athletes and athletes in our great state of Texas.
is in several Hall of Fames
, University of Texas Hall of Honor, Southwest Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame, American Football Coaches Hall of Fame, and the Bellville High School Hall of Fame