TUSD Celebrates Beckman Athletic Trainer Logan Post and Students Frederick Kweon and Owen Kelso for Life-Saving Efforts
Beckman High School athletic trainer Logan Post is being celebrated for his quick, life-saving actions at a recent high school game. When a coach collapsed on the sidelines at the Beckman Varsity Football game held at Citrus College, Post and two of his Kinesiology students, Frederick Kweon and Owen Kelso, responded immediately.
Post and Kweon began CPR when the coach stopped breathing. Post administered chest compressions while Kelso grabbed a facemask so that Kweon could give breaths. Kweon and Kelso worked together to get the AED to the location and ready. The coach was resuscitated before paramedics transported him to a nearby medical facility.
Post, Kweon and Kelso have been hailed as heroes. This week, members of the Tustin Unified School District Board of Education and administrative team joined the Santa Ana-Tustin Rotary in honoring Post, Kweon and Kelso for their efforts that played a vital role in saving the coach’s life.
“Logan, Frederick and Owen’s actions saved this coach’s life,” said Beckman High School Principal Dr. Donnie Rafter. “It is amazing to see a teacher and his students use the concepts learned in class to actually save a life.”
Post has been a part of the Tustin Unified School District since 2013, joining Beckman as a part time athletic trainer before TUSD made the position full time in 2018. In addition, Post is an associate faculty member at Irvine Valley College in the Kinesiology department. Kweon and Kelso are part of the Applied Medical CTE Pathway offered by TUSD, completing their capstone course through dual enrollment at Irvine Valley College.
“I feel very fortunate that my students and I were able to respond the way we did,” shared Logan. “You hope you never have to deal with emergency situations like this, but when they do come up you also hope that your training takes over. This was very much the case that night. We go over all sorts of emergency situations in class and they learn the skills of CPR and AED use, but to put it into practice is a lot to ask of even seasoned responders. The way Freddie and Owen stepped up was incredible, and I’m thankful they were able to use those skills in a real and meaningful way.”