Kragness joined the South Dakota State staff in 2009 as an assistant athletic
trainer working with the Jackrabbit women's basketball team.
to joining the Jacks, Kragness spent a year as an assistant athletic trainer at
Winona State University in Winona, Minn., where he worked with the Warrior
men's basketball and track & field teams.
2005 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, Kragness worked as the
head athletic trainer for the Minnesota Swarm professional indoor lacrosse team
for a year after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training.
his time at MSU, the Barron, Wis., native earned a Master of Science degree in
Kinesiology from UNLV, where his also served at the athletic trainer for the
women's volleyball team.
addition to his degrees, Kragness holds certifications
through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a performance enhancement specialist
and a corrective exercise specialist.