Comes to KWU after serving three years as an assistant athletic trainer at Baker University
Kansas Wesleyan University has selected Dan O’Connell to serve as the Coyotes’ new Head Athletic Trainer as announced by Director of Athletics Mike Hermann.
“Dan is a true rising star in the athletic training field,” Hermann said. “He comes from a strong program at Baker University and we will be fortunate to have his experience here, ensuring that our student-athletes continue to receive outstanding sports medicine services.”
O’Connell comes to KWU after serving three years as an assistant athletic trainer at Baker University, where he supervised five sports in athletic training. Prior to joining the Wildcats, he was a graduate assistant at Emporia State University and worked primarily with the women’s basketball team while earning his master degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
O’Connell spent two years as a student assistant at Johnson County Community College, before transferring to Emporia State University where he completed his bachelor degree in athletic training in 2010.
A native of Lawrence, Kansas, he graduated from Lawrence High School in 2005.