AFC XXVIII Salutes OPA. Thank you for your tremendous support, providing AFC athletes with on-site access to athletic trainers.
Lynne Young, M.Ed., ATC, ITAT
Lynne Young is a certified athletic trainer with over 20 years experience and is an Impact Trained Athletic Trainer. She provides athletic training to numerous high school and other athletic programs, helps train professional ski patrollers at Alyeska and Hilltop ski areas, and gives injury prevention talks throughout the region. She’s also a recognized leader in concussion education, prevention and recovery.
Ms. Young earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education and exercise science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, where she later went on to serve as Assistant Athletic Trainer. Ms. Young was also appointed Director of Sports Medicine & Head Athletic Trainer at Flour Bluff School District in Corpus Christi, Texas, and later Clinical Instructor/Coordinator at the University of North Florida.
Ms. Young joined OPA in 2008 and heads OPA’s team of athletic trainers. Over the years, she has won several awards, including the 2016 National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA) “Outstanding Athletic Training Service Award.”
o Athletic Training
o ACL Prevention Program
o Injury Prevention
o Concussion Protocols
o Osteoporosis Prevention
National Athletic Trainer Certification (1994)
Masters of Education, M.Ed. (1994)
Secondary Education & Exercise Science
University of Southwestern Louisiana
Bachelor of Science, B.S. (1992)
Health & Physical Education, Sports Medicine, Adapted Physical Education
University of Southwestern Louisiana
- Member, National Athletic Trainers Association
- Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for Alaska School Activities Association
- Alaska Athletic Trainers Association
- 2016 NATA Outstanding Athletic Training Service Award
- 2014 Gold Pan Award — Distinguished Community Service
- 2013 ASD Star Award
Josh has served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the All Alaska Football Camp for the past four years, and has thoroughly enjoyed his time spent there. Josh is the Assistant Director of Athletics/Sports Medicine as well as the Head Athletic Trainer for Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction Colorado. Josh has worked at CMU for the past eleven years. He oversees the medical care of the 29 NCAA teams and almost 800 student athletes. He also serves on the senior administrative team in the athletic department. Josh is a certified emergency medical technician and enjoys working in the field of emergency medicine.
Josh earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah in 2003. He then went on and earned a Master’s of Science degree in Sports Psychology from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 2006, where he worked as an athletic trainer for the football team. Josh worked with the first “BCS Busters” as Utah earned a bid to the Fiesta Bowl with an undefeated season in 2004-2005. During the two years at the University of Utah Josh worked with 42 athletes that went on to play in the NFL.
Josh is active in the athletic training community serving on many committees, co-authoring papers, and speaking at conferences. He is an active member of the accredited athletic training education program at CMU teaching 12 credit hours per year and mentoring many students over the years. Josh currently serves as the chair of the RMAC (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) medical advisory board.
Josh was born in San Francisco, Calif. and grew up living in Auburn and the central California valley. He and his wife Amberlee have four children. Josh enjoys the outdoors and activities including hiking, camping, fishing, backpacking and golf.