Health & Athletics Training

In consideration of the health and safety of our Cadets, Benedictine Military School has constantly been on the forefront of industry health and athletic standards. On that goal, BC maintains an evolving relationship with St. Joseph's/Candler, whose own efforts have been "to evolve to provide services to improve health and safety of students and athletes," which includes providing Benedictine with a full-time Athletic Trainer and Health Office Coordinator since 2002.

Our Athletic Training program began in 1992 through a partnership with Orthopedic Physician Dr. John P. George. That relationship has continued since 1992 with the program growing to Athletic Training coverage for all practices and games inside of the BC sports programs since 1997, and finally with the expansion of the program to include a full-time Athletic Training Services and School Health Services since 2002. Another value-added program instituted by St. Joseph's Candler is our Strength and Conditioning program, which began in 2003 and was serviced by a staff member provided by St. Joseph's/Candler. St. Joseph's/Candler and BC continue to foster this relationship to the benefit of the students in which St. Joseph's/Candler says "investing in the education of BC is an important community benefit for St. Joseph's/Candler."

Mr. Brian Tuten

Benedictine has been fortunate to have Mr. Brian Tuten as our Health Office Coordinator and Head Athletic Trainer since June 2004. Brian is employed by St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital, where he has worked since 2002. Prior to his position at St. Joseph’s/Candler, he was employed as the Sports Medicine Coordinator for Appling County Healthcare System, where he served as Athletic Trainer for Appling County High School from 1999-2002. He has also held an internship with the Denver Broncos of the NFL in 1998 and 1999.

Brian is a native of Savannah, Ga., and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Training from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 1998. He earned a Master’s of Science degree in Sports Medicine from AASU in 2004. Brian has been a nationally board certified Athletic Trainer since June 1998 by the NATABOC and is licensed in the state of Georgia. He is also CPR/AED certified and a member of the NATA, SEATA, and GATA organizations.

Brian and his wife, Diana, have three children: Kyler, Kaden and Briana.

Mr. Ed Livingston

Mr. Edward Livingston, who has 26 years of experience as an athletic trainer, joined Benedictine Military School’s staff in July 2020. Livingston has worked 21 years in the Savannah area as an athletic trainer for St. Joseph’s/Candler Sports Medicine. While at Savannah Country Day School for nine years, Livingston served dual roles as the head athletic trainer and the director of strength and conditioning his last six years.

“Ed is one of the best high school strength and conditioning specialists, and athletic trainers, in the state,” Benedictine Head Athletic Trainer Mr. Brian Tuten said. “He is improving our weight training program for all sports, and athletic training care for the boys. We are very lucky to have his experience and knowledge at Benedictine. He makes us better!”

A North Carolina native, Livingston earned a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He earned a master’s degree in exercise science at the University of Mississippi. While at Ole Miss, Livingston worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with various Rebels teams.

Livingston is a certified athletic trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association and a licensed athletic trainer in the state of Georgia. He also holds a certification as a strength and conditioning specialist from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, and he has a Level 1 Coaches Certification from the United States Weightlifting Association. He also is a member of the National High School Strength Coaches Association.

Livingston enjoys time with his wife, Tiffanie, and daughter, Payton, who participates in multiple sports. He also enjoys movies, reading, working out and running, and paddle boarding.