Luther College has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. As the son of a life-long educator and coach, I have attended countless sporting and academic events. I have had the opportunity to listen to my father and many other coaches as they motivate, encourage, and counsel with young men and women. I have grown up knowing athletes whose careers were affected or cut short due to injury or surgery.
Therefore, it should be no surprise that my undergraduate experience at Luther College included a background in education and athletic training. I was fortunate to have mentors and now colleagues who genuinely cared for the academic and athletic success of their students.
One theme that resonated consistently from my experiences was the concern for the athlete as a member of the team and as a student. This is the heart of Division III athletics, where young men and women are supported and encouraged to achieve their best in the classroom and in their extracurricular activities.
A component of athletic success involves a knowledgeable and experienced athletic training staff to treat, evaluate, and rehabilitate injured athletes. The same care and concern demonstrated by the coaching staff is mirrored through our athletic training staff as they provide services in the clinic.