Mike Carroll, MED, ATC, LAT

Head Athletic Trainer and Assistant Athletic Director for Graham High School

Mike Carroll is the head athletic trainer and assistant athletic director for Graham High School in Graham, Texas. He has been in that position since 2017. He entered the athletic training profession in 1992 and has spent a majority of his professional career in the secondary school setting.

Mike has a long history of serving in leadership positions in athletic training organizations. He has served on local, state, and district boards of directors and is a past president of the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association (SWATA). He has also served on many National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) committees and task forces. In 2009 he was a member of the Pre-Season Heat Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics Task Force. He is currently the liaison from the Texas State Athletic Trainers Association to the University Interscholastic League (UIL) which is the state activities association for interscholastic athletics in the state of Texas. In the fall of 2011 he spearheaded a successful effort to have the UIL adopt pre-season practice guidelines similar to those that the NATA pre-season practice task force created.  Currently he is an Athletic Trainer Director on the Board of Certification (the credentialing arm of the athletic training profession).

Carroll has received the NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award as well as the NATA Most Distinguished Award. He was selected to become a member of the SWATA Hall of Fame in 2016.  He has also received the Bobby Gunn Unsung Hero Award, the Eddie Wojecki, and Most Distinguished Award from SWATA. He has served as an athletic trainer for the Texas High School Coaches Association all-star basketball game and also the all-star football game and frequently serves as a test examiner for the Texas state athletic training licensure exam.  In 2012 he received the KSI Lifesaver Service Award.

Mike Carroll earned his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University. He received his master’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Virginia.  His wife DeNae is a realtor and they have two children.  His son Nolan attends the University of Arkansas and a daughter DeLaney is a student at Graham High School.  His family has hosted seven foreign exchange students from five different countries throughout the years.

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