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D. Scott Linaker MS, AT, ATC

D. Scott Linaker earned his Bachelor of Science, with distinction, from the University of Arizona in 1984. He pursued his MS in Exercise and Sports Sciences with an Athletic Training Concentration at U of A, graduating in 1985. He began his career as the Head Athletic Trainer at Catalina High School and Amphitheater High School before working as the Head Athletic Trainer and Faculty member for Peoria High School from 1985 to 1991. From 1991 to 2014, Linaker worked as an Athletic Trainer at Canyon Del Oro High School and teaching: Athletic Training, CTE Sports Medicine, Driver’s Education and Health. He currently works for Arizona Sports Care LLC, providing athletic training services to local sporting organizations and events. D. Scott served as AZATA President and Vice President in addition to serving on the Board of Directors and numerous committees at the District (RMATA) and National (NATA) level. Scott describes his fondest memories in the thirty years of his profession as the people he had the opportunity and pleasure to meet and “taking care of his kids.” “On a daily basis, physical and mentally taking care of kids and helping them through their injuries, their trials and tribulations, and mentoring them to be successful, whether it be in athletic or life in general. Having ‘my kids’ thank me for the influence I have had on their lives, is such an overwhelming feeling.”

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