Tom Lawrence, who served as head athletic trainer at Albion College from 1984-87, was inducted into the Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society Hall of Fame in June.
Lawrence, who has served as the head athletic trainer at Kellogg Community College since 2010, was nominated for the award by his son Andy, the current head athletic trainer for the Britons.
“I got to introduce him (at the awards luncheon),” Andy said. “That was the coolest part. It wasn’t (an audience made up of) only his peers, but mine, as well.”
The younger Lawrence said that while he marvels at how his dad has managed to stay current on the technology, techniques and rehabilitation skills that have changed the profession since Tom earned his master’s degree from Western Michigan University in 1983, the way Tom has developed relationships will be his most enduring legacy.
“I can’t go anywhere without someone talking about how my dad worked with them,” Andy said. “The number of people he’s worked with and the positive comments I receive make me want to continue his legacy, especially when it comes to relationship building.”
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