Local athletic trainer, Dean Broxterman of Richland High School, named regional nominee for The 2017 – 2018 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award

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Dean Broxterman, ATC, LAT, certified athletic trainer at Richland High School, Birdville Independent School District, has been named the regional nominee for The 2017 – 2018 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. As the regional nominee, Broxterman will advance on to join other regional nominees from across the nation to be considered The Newell Award National Athletic Trainer of the Year, which will be announced later this month.

In partnership with local orthopaedic practices, such as North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center in Grapevine and Keller/Alliance, The 2017 – 2018 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award recognizes athletic trainers for the service and leadership they provide local athletic communities. Based on examples of service, leadership and shared experiences from community members, nominees for The Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award are determined regionally. 

“The support from community members on Mr. Broxterman’s behalf has been inspiring and certainly well-deserved,” says Dr. Kerry Donegan, sports medicine surgeon with North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center. “We feel honored to acknowledge his efforts by partnering with The Newell Award to recognize the region’s top athletic trainers for the service and leadership they display while treating our community’s athletes.”

Broxterman, a long-time certified local athletic trainer for the community and co-head athletic trainer and teacher at Richland High School, received his bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas; he then went on to earn his master of science degree in secondary education from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He has been extremely involved in the sports medicine community in Texas for over 25 years, caring for injured athletes and educating future athletic trainers through his work.

In addition to Broxterman, there were several other exceptional candidates considered for regional nomination for The 2017 – 2018 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award including Stan Evertson of Northwest High School and Mike Stokic of L.D. Bell High School. 

“The testimonials received on behalf of all the candidates demonstrate how fortunate we are at North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center to work with such an incredible group of medical professionals,” continues Dr. Donegan. “It is also a reminder to our communities how lucky we are to have them on the sidelines for our student athletes.” 

To learn more about The Newell Award, visit www.TheNewellAward.com/NTXOrtho.