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Randy L. Biggerstaff  MS, ATC, LAT
Athletic Training Education Program Director/Head Athletic Trainer
(636) 949-4683
rbiggerstaff@lindenwood.edu

Randy L. Biggerstaff, MS, ATC, LAT, came to Lindenwood University in 1997 to develop the Athletic Training Education Program, which was accredited in 2003. Biggerstaff currently serves as the Department Chair of the Health and Fitness Science Department and the Athletic Training Education Program Director and Head Athletic Trainer. Prior to his employment with Lindenwood University, Biggerstaff was involved in clinical athletic training practices, opening the first sports medicine clinic in the midwest and St. Louis in 1977. He has been a recognized pioneer in the field of clinical athletic training. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and Health from the University of Missouri at Columbia and his Master's of Science in Health Management from Lindenwood University. He was recognized by the National Athletic Trainers Association in 2001 as a Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer. He was also awarded the NAIA Head Athletic Trainer of the Year Award by the College and University Athletic Trainers as in 2007. Mr. Biggerstaff was inducted into the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame in 1995, Missouri Sport Hall of Fame in 1997, Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame in 2007, Lindenwood University Athletics Hall of Fame, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame in 2010.


Tom Godar MS, ATC, LAT
Clinical Education Coordinator/Head Football Athletic Trainer
(636) 949-4628
tgodar@lindenwood.edu

Tom Godar MS, ATC, LAT is entering his 12th year as an athletic trainer at Lindenwood University. Godar currently serves as the head athletic trainer for the university football team and the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Program. He is also an associate professor in the Health and Fitness Sciences Departments. 

Godar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and received his master’s degree in Health Management from Lindenwood in 2003.

In addition to his duties at Lindenwood, Godar worked as the head athletic trainer for the River City Rage indoor professional football team in 2002 and was an intern for the St. Louis Rams from 2002-2003.  Currently, Godar also functions as the primary representative in St. Louis for the National Football League’s Concussion/Injury Spotting Program.

Lastly, Godar is also an instructor for the American Red Cross Professional Rescuer certification.


Delaine Young  EdD, MS, ATC, LAT
Assistant Professor/Assistant Athletic Trainer
(636) 949-4684
dyoung@lindenwood.edu

Delaine Young has been at Lindenwood University since 2000 working as a Certified Athletic Trainer and is an Associate Professor in the Health and Fitness Sciences department. In 2008 she implemented the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree at Lindenwood and is the Program Coordinator for that program.

Young received her education doctorate from Lindenwood University, graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a master’s degree in education, and received a bachelor of science degree in Health and Fitness from Lakeland College (WI).

Prior to coming to Lindenwood, she worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer in St. Louis area physical therapy clinics and out-reached to various St. Louis County high schools. Young also worked at Quincy College (IL) as a Certified Athletic Trainer and assistant women’s basketball coach and played basketball for Oklahoma City University and Lakeland College.


Dan Brennan  MAEd, ATC, LAT
Academic Coordinator/Head Wrestling Athletic Trainer
(636) 949-4365
dbrennan1@lindenwood.edu

Dan Brennan is entering his seventh year as an Athletic Trainer at Lindenwood University. His main role is the Head Athletic Trainer for the Men’s and Women’s wrestling teams.

In addition to his athletic training duties, he is an Assistant Professor in the Health & Fitness Sciences Department as well as the Athletic Training Education Program.  He also serves as the Academic Coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Program and is an American Red Cross Certified Professional Rescuer Instructor.

Prior to coming to Lindenwood, Brennan worked as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Western Kentucky University for four years and then moved on to St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, where he worked in the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Department for 17 years.

Brennan received his Master’s Degree in Education from Western Kentucky University and he also earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Health and Safety Education.

Brennan and his wife, Susan, have four sons: Joe, Matt, Danny, and Ryan.


Abby Miller  MAEd, ATC, LAT
Assistant Professor/Head Men’s Ice Hockey Athletic Trainer
(636) 949-4819
abmiller@lindenwood.edu

Abby Miller is entering her seventh year as an assistant athletic trainer at Lindenwood. Miller is responsible for athletic training of the Lindenwood ice hockey teams. To go along with her duties as an athletic trainer, she teaches in the education department.(delete)  Along with her athletic training responsibilities she teaches in the School of Education.  Abby oversees the freshman observation students in the athletic training program as well as coordinates the senior internships. 

Miller received her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Central Methodist University in 2004 and then gained her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Before coming to Lindenwood Miller was a graduate assistant at the University of Nebraska Kearney and was the athletic trainer for volleyball and track and field.

Miller is a certified athletic trainer and is a licensed athletic trainer in the state of Missouri.


Carrie Moore  MS, ATC, LAT
Assistant Professor/Head Men’s Basketball Athletic Trainer
(636) 949-4302
cmoore1@lindenwood.edu

Carrie Moore is entering her fifth year at Lindenwood. Her main role is the head athletic trainer for the men’s basketball team. In addition to her athletic training duties, she is an associate professor in the Health & Fitness Sciences Department and the Athletic Training Education Program.  Prior to coming to Lindenwood, Moore worked as an assistant athletic trainer at Missouri Valley College working with the women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s wrestling, and softball teams. She taught in the Athletic Training Education Program.

Moore received her bachelor’s degree in both athletic training and biology from Missouri Valley College in 1999. Following, she earned her master’s degree in athletic training administration from Lindenwood in 2001.

Moore has also been active providing medical coverage for USA Wrestling events both nationally and internationally since 2007. She completed a medical internship at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. in August 2010.  She was selected by USAW and the USOC to represent Team USA as the head athletic trainer for the women’s wrestling team at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Carrie and her husband, Jason resides in Wentzville, MO. They have two sons, Emerson and Garrett.


Ryan Martin  MS, ATC, LAT
Assistant Professor/Head Men’s Rugby Athletic Trainer
(636) 949-4799
rmartin@lindenwood.edu

Ryan C. Martin, MS, ATC, LAT, is entering his third year as a staff member at Lindenwood University.  He received both his Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training and Masters of Science Degree in Health Management from Lindenwood University.  He is the head athletic trainer for the Men’s Division I Rugby team and is an assistant professor for the Health and Fitness Science Department and the Athletic Training Education Program.  He is also associated with the NFL as an alternate for the Athletic Training Concussion-Spotting Program which was established mid-season in 2011. 

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