Matt Webber ATC
Matt Webber attended Northern Arizona University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Education (Major: Social Science; Minor: Athletic Training) in 1983 and Master of Arts in Physical Education in 1991. Prior to completing his Masters, Matt worked as an Instructor and Athletic Trainer at Casa Grande High School (1983-1985) and Page High School (1985-2012) in Arizona. During his career, Matt has served on numerous Boards and Committees at the State, District and National level including: 16 years on the RMATA Board of Directors and 10 years on the AZATA board—4 of them as president. Matt was granted Arizona Athletic Trainer of the Year in 1992 and 2002, and NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 2011. He has been inducted into the AZATA (2004), RMATA (2005) and NATA Hall of Fame (2012) for his commitment to the Athletic Training profession. “You get to know so many good people in this profession,” Matt says, “I guess the close working relationships I developed with Scott Linaker was one of the best things. Toward the end of our many years of state, district and national board service together, we came to realize that we did not discuss things as much as we had in the past. We just know what the other person was thinking.” He presently works as an author, delineating the early history of Athletic Training and after more than two years of research and writing has published the book, Dropping the Bucket and Sponge: A History of Early Athletic Training 1881-1947. He has made significant contributions to the profession throughout his career as an educator and athletic trainer at the secondary school level.