Eric McDonnell


Dwight Eric McDonnell, ATC/R

Place of Birth:

St. Louis, Missouri


Platte County R-III Schools, Platte City, Missouri, 1977
University of Missouri, B.S. Degree, 1982
University of Missouri, M.S. Degree, 1986

Experience and Contributions:

Student Athletic Trainer, University of Missouri, 1977-1982
Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Missouri, 1982-Present
Substance Abuse Advisory Committee, 1984-Present
Show-Me State Games, Medical Coordinator, 1986-2001
Instructor, University of Missouri, 1988-1996
Emergency Medical Technician Training, 1996


National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Board of Certification
Missouri State Board of Healing Arts, Registration/Licensure
Missouri Teaching Certificate, Grades 7-12, Lifetime
American Red Cross, CPR/AED

Professional Service:

Missouri Athletic Trainers Association
Secretary/Treasurer, 1991-1993
President, 1997-1999
Annual Meeting Chair
Governmental Affairs Committee Chair, 2000-2008
Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA District V)
Board of Directors, 1997-1999
Newsletter Editor
President, 2006-2011
District Director, 2011-2015
National Athletic Trainers’ Association
NATA Board of Certification, Certified Examiner
NATA Host Committee Chair
NATA Governmental Affairs Committee, 2003-2006
NATA Board of Directors, 2011-2015


Dr. James M. Baker Award, Student Athletic Trainer, University of Missouri, 1981
National Athletic Trainers’ Association, 25 Year Membership Award, 1999
Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association, Glenn L. McElroy, MD Distinguished Service Award, 2000
National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Athletic Training Service Award, 2002
NATA CUATC Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year Award, 2006
NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, 2008