Athletic trainer earns state honor
June 12, 2009
KALAMAZOO--Dennis Corbin, assistant athletic director for medical/support services at Western Michigan University, is one of two people to receive this year's Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society.
The honor was presented during the society's 22nd annual awards banquet May 19 at Michigan State University. It recognizes athletic trainers for activities, contributions or services that contribute to the enhancement of the profession of athletic training and sports medicine in Michigan.
Corbin was one of four individuals to receive awards during the May 19 banquet. He and Joe Recknagel, Detroit Lions assistant athletic trainer, received the Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award. The other two honorees were inducted into the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society Hall of Fame. Inducted were Russ Miller, former University of Michigan and Detroit Tigers head athletic trainer, and Jeff Monroe, Michigan State University head athletic trainer.
Embarking on his 28th year as a Bronco in 2009-10, Corbin received his undergraduate degree in athletic training/physical education from Central Michigan and his graduate degree in the same field from the University of Arizona three years later.
Corbin, who has been a WMU staff member for 28 years, supervises the athletic training, and strength and conditioning staffs as well as oversees student-athlete conduct, drug testing and welfare issues.
He came to Kalamazoo after a three-year stint at Bowling Green State University as an assistant athletic trainer. Corbin earned a degree in athletic training/physical education from Central Michigan University in 1976 and a master's degree in the same field from the University of Arizona in 1979.
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