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Dr. Sally Nogle
Dr. Sally  Nogle

Head Athletic Trainer


Sally Nogle Honored With Tim Kerin Award

The Tim Kerin Award recognizes one individual each year for outstanding service by an athletic trainer.

Longtime Spartan trainer and Hall of Famer Dr. Sally Nogle is in her 34th year as a member of the Michigan State athletic training staff. Nogle, who started at MSU in October 1983, was promoted to the position of head athletic trainer at Michigan State University on July 1, 2013. Nogle was previously the associate head athletic trainer working with the Spartan football team and the staff athletic trainer for the field hockey team, as well as the and men’s and women’s tennis teams.

Nogle was honored with the Tim Kerin Award at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) annual convention in St. Louis, Missouri, in June 2015. The award recognizes one individual each year for outstanding service by an athletic trainer. The award itself is shaped like a three-leaf clover. Each leaf represents one of Tim Kerin’s finest qualities: service, dedication and integrity.

In June 2012, Nogle was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Hall of Fame. She was recognized in 2004 by receiving the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award. She has also received the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 1999, the NATA Service Award in 1998, and the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society Hall of Fame Award. In 2006, she was named a recipient of the Jack Breslin Outstanding Staff Award for Michigan State University. In April 2008, Nogle was honored with the San Diego State University Robert J. Moore Distinguished Alumnus Award.

She was also honored in March of 2012 with the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA) Outstanding Educator Award. The award recognizes those members who have significantly contributed to the education of the GLATA members through academic presentations, published manuscripts or editorials, and educational program development.

Nogle brings international and Olympic experience to the MSU staff. In 1984, she worked with volleyball at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and in 1985 and 1986, she worked at the U.S. Olympic Sports Festivals in Baton Rouge and Houston. Nogle was the athletic trainer for the U.S. women’s basketball team at the 1987 World University Games in Yugoslavia. She was also selected to work with the U.S. Rowing Team at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea in 1988.

Nogle earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1979 and a master’s degree in 1983, both from San Diego State University, and her Ph.D. from MSU in 2001. Her research focused on the mastery of the NATA’s competencies and clinical proficiencies program. In addition to her sport responsibilities, she coordinates the mental health program for the student- athletes, inventory of pharmaceutical supplies, and supervising the head-of-sport meetings for undergraduate student athletic trainers.

Her family includes her husband Carlton, son, Bryce, and daughter, Tracy. Tracy was a four-year letterwinner (2010-13) on the Spartan women’s basketball team.

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