Randy is beginning his 11th year as an athletic trainer with the Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic. A native of Owatonna MN, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health, Physical Education and Athletic Training from Mankato State University in 1979. He later earned his Master’s degree from the University of Houston in 1987.
Randy joined the National Athletic Trainers Association in 1974 and became a Board of Certification (BOC) Certified Athletic Trainer in 1979. He is currently also a registered athletic trainer with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. He has 26 years of athletic training experience.
Randy began his career in 1979, serving eight years as the athletic trainer at Memorial High School in Houston, TX. The following three years, he served in the same capacity at Taylor High School in Katy, TX. Since returning to Mankato in 1990, he has served as the athletic trainer working with South St. Paul, New Ulm, Mankato East, Mankato West, Maple River, St. Clair, Le Center, Cleveland, Janesville Waldorf Pemberton and Waterville Elysian Morristown High Schools.
Randy’s experience includes nine years of being a preceptor for the Athletic Training Education Program at Minnesota State University-Mankato. He has supervised the work of over 50 athletic training students. He also served as the athletic trainer for the Mankato MoonDogs baseball team for four seasons. In addition, he is a member of the National (NATA), Great Lakes (GLATA), and Minnesota (MATA) Athletic Trainers Association. He currently serves on both the Secondary Schools and Public Relations committees for the MATA. He is also in his fifth year as the MATA website coordinator and his fourth year of being a member of the GLATA website team.
Randy Palmer – Mankato West
Randy and Rachel Palmer have two adult children: Kyle, 31 and Allison, 29, both of whom are graduates of Mankato West High School.