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
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.