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Dale Phillip Mildenberger BS, MS, ATC, ATR


Dale Mildenberger worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Harlem Globetrotters and as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the United States Army beginning in 1969. He attended Colorado State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in 1973. In 1975, he graduated from the University of Arizona with a MS in Physical Education and Athletic Training, while working as a Lecturer in the Department of Physical Education. From 1975-2013, Dale worked as the Senior Associates Athletic Director, Head Athletic Trainer, and Associate Professor in Sports Medicine at Utah State University. He was one of the founding members of the Utah Athletic Trainers’ Association in 1983 and served as the President of RMATA from 1980 to 1983 and on the Executive Board from 1983-1989. Dale has served on numerous NATA committees and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1994. Since that time, he has also been inducted into the UATA Hall of Fame (1998) and RMATA Hall of Fame (2003). Dale states, that there are many experiences in his forty-five year career that are memorable. “One accomplishment that I am proud to have been a part of is the introduction of Certified Athletic Trainers into the high schools in the state of Utah. Obviously, this was not a one person endeavor; however, the efforts of fellow RMATA Hall of Famers—Bell Bean, Tom Abdenour, Earleane Durrant and myself—were critical to that successful outcome.” Dale is married to his wife, Kathy, and are the proud parents of four children: Kip, Kory, Robyn and Lani.

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