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Robert Neil Evers, ATC


Robert Evers attended Northern Arizona University where he earned his Bachelor of Science with a Physical Education Major and Social Studies Minor.  He continued on to receive his Master of Science from the University of Arizona in 1978 with a Physical Education degree concentrating in Athletic Training.  While pursuing his Masters degree, Evers worked part-time as an athletic trainer at Palo Verde High School. Following completion, he spent time as an Athletic Trainer and teacher at Austin High School and Albuquerque High School before landing the Head Athletic Trainer position at New Mexico Highlands University. In addition to this role, he served as an Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Director of Athletics. From 1996 to 2013, Robert worked as an Athletic Trainer and teacher at Sandia High School. During his career, he served as the President of the New Mexico Athletic Trainers’ Association (2001-2006) in conjunction his term as a member of the RMATA Board of Directors. He was inducted into both the NMATA and RMATA Hall of Fames in 2008. He would like to extend a special thanks to all NATA Hall of Fame members who had a direct impact on his career: Gary Delforge, Troy Young, Dale Googins, and L.F “Tow” Diehm. “The impact of these giants of the profession was great and a special thank you to one student who fell in love with athletic training.”

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