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Owen Stanley M.S., ATC, CSCS, EMT
Position: Assistant Athletic Director - Sports Medicine
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Alma Mater: West Chester
Graduating Year: 2002
Phone: (605) 688-5299
Email: Owen.Stanley@sdstate.edu

Owen Stanley brought a wealth of professional and collegiate experience with him when he joined the South Dakota State staff in July 2009, where he oversees an athletic training staff that includes five assistant trainers and eight graduate assistants.

A native of St. Louis, Mo., Stanley earned a bachelor's degree in athletic training from West Chester University (Pa.) in 2002. He went on to earn a master's degree in kinesiology and health promotion from the University of Kentucky in 2005, while serving as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Wildcats' football and baseball teams, after finishing an internship with the New York Jets.

Upon graduating from Kentucky, Stanley joined the athletic training staff at the University of Northern Iowa in 2005, working as the assistant director of athletic training services and head football athletic trainer.

In 2007, Stanley accepted the position of assistant athletic trainer for the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs, where he worked until joining the Jackrabbits.

Stanley's other professional experience includes internships with the NFL's New York Jets and the Philadelphia Wings of the Professional Indoor Lacrosse league.

In addition to his athletic training experience, Stanley has given presentations at the National Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and the Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association Symposium and has been published in the Journal of Sports Medicine.

Stanley also chaired the Young Professionals Committee of the Missouri Athletic Trainers Association and serves as an E-Mentor for NATA and on numerous committees and advisory councils on and off campus.

Stanley, who earned his EMT certification in 2012, lives in Brookings with his wife Erin.