The Drake Athletic Training mission is to serve student athletes with excellent athletic health care services. The athletic training staff is dedicated to the holistic health of Drake student athletes and strives to return the student athlete to the playing field at his/her full health status as promptly and securely as possible. Drake Athletic Training provides medical attention in the following areas: Prevention of athletic injuries.
Athletic Training as a Profession
Angie Dahl, MPA, ATC, LAT
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Angie Dahl is in her eleventh year as an assistant athletic trainer at Drake University.
Dahl oversees the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of the football program as well as other Drake athletes. Dahl received her Bachelor of Arts in corporate fitness-science from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, and her Master’s degree in Public Administration from Drake in 2007.
She is licensed by the State of Iowa to practice athletic training and is a NATA Board Certified Athletic Trainer. She is also an adjunct faculty member with the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as well as the School of Education. Prior to her appointment at Drake, Dahl was an assistant athletic trainer and assistant softball coach at Washington University in St. Louis for five years.
Dahl is a native of Inver Grove Heights, MN, and resides in Des Moines with her husband Matt and daughters Delaney and Peyton.
Scott Kerr, MS, ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer
Scott Kerr joined the Drake athletic training staff as head athletic trainer in August of 1985.
He oversees a staff of six certified athletic trainers and manages the health care for 375 student-athletes. Kerr was named recipient of the 2007 Missouri Conference Most Courageous Award.
He served at assistant athletic trainer at New Mexico State from 1983 to 1985 before his arrival at Drake. Kerr has been active with the United States Olympic Committee, serving as a trainer at the 1997 World University Games in Sicily; the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and the 2000 International Paralympics in Sydney, Australia.
Scott is married to Patsy Kerr. They have four children and two grandchildren.
Gary Williamson, ATC, LAT
Gary is in his seventh year as an assistant athletic trainer at Drake University.
Currently, Gary oversees the sports medicine care for the men’s soccer team, cross country, and track and field programs, along with coordinating medical coverage for the Drake Relays.
Gary received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a minor in Health Studies from Iowa State University in 1992. Prior to coming to Drake, Gary worked as a clinical Athletic Trainer, providing outreach Athletic Training services to high schools.
Gary is a native of Earlham, Iowa, and currently resides in Des Moines with his wife, Laura, and their dogs.
Matty Richardson, MPA, ATC, LAT
Matty oversees the healthcare of the Men’s Basketball team. She is currently in her fifth year as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Drake University. She is licensed by the State of Iowa to practice athletic training and is a NATA Board Certified Athletic Trainer.
Matty received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Iowa State University in 2008 and her Masters of Public Administration from Drake University in 2010.
Matty is a native of Storm Lake, Iowa, and currently resides in Des Moines.