Athletic Medicine - Trainer Bios
|Scott Baird - Head Athletics Trainer
Scott Baird is a 1997 graduate of Dakota
Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D., and in his seventh year as the
head athletics trainer at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Before joining the Hardrockers he was an athletic trainer for the
University of Wyoming where he covered both men's rugby and lacrosse.
Scott brings much knowledge and experience to SD Mines Athletic
Medicine Team. Scott is married to Becky, a physical therapist in Rapid
City, for 16 years and has twin girls ---Braedyn and Blakely (age 3).
|Derrick Lecy - Assistant Athletics Trainer
Derrick is in his second year as an assistant athletic trainer for SD
Mines. He is a 2010 graduate of South Dakota State University where he
earned a bachelor's degree in athletic training. While at SDSU Derrick
spent his senior year as a student trainer for the football team and
helped out in all sports as a junior. Before coming a Hardrocker,
Derrick was the head athletic trainer for Douglas High School in Box
Elder. Derrick's parents have a chiropractic firm in Rapid City where he
also works when not assisting the Hardrocker student athletes. Derrick
and his girlfriend Amanda have a baby boy -- Finn (age 2).Derrick's main responsibilities for the Hardrockers will be football.
Torkelson joins the Hardrocker sports medicine team after serving as an athletics training intern
for football and men’s and women’s tennis at Wofford College in Spartanburg,
S.C., where she evaluated and treated the institution’s student-athletes since
January.Torkelson also served as an graduate assistant athletic
trainer at the University of Akron in Ohio (2011-2012) and completed an
internship for the Sioux Falls Storm (S.D.)(2010, 2011). “I’ve been involved in sports medicine for quite a while,”
Torkelson added. “SD Mines is such an awesome place and the student-athletes here
are great. I’m glad I have the opportunity to be a part of this. I’m also happy
to be back in South Dakota. A lot of my family lives in South Dakota and that’s
important to me.” Torkelson responsibilities for the Hardrockers will be sports
medicine for the Lady Hardrocker volleyball program, the SD Mines men’s and
women’s cross country teams and the ‘Rocker football team during game days at
Gouldin is brand new to the the Hardrocker Sports Medicine team. She grew up in the Black Hills and graduated from South Dakota State in 2009. After graduation, Hannah moved to Nebraska to work at a pediatric clinic and was a sports medicine trainer for a small area high school. She was also involved in the Nebraska State Athletic Trainers Association and provided coverage for high school state events. In the spring of 2010, Hannah helped develop a sports medicine program for the Nebraska Danger --- a professional indoor football program. She also gained experience working at East High School in Lincoln, Neb., helping student-athletes in a trainer position. Hannah recently became engaged to her fiance Clayton and decided to move back to the Black HIlls area to become part of the Hardrocker Athletics Medicine team. Hannah will primarily be working with men's soccer.
Dr. Duchene joined Black Hills
Orthopedic & Spine Center in 2004. He was fellowship trained in
Sports Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San
Antonio. Along with his special interest in sports medicine, he also
has an interest in joint replacement of the shoulder, hip, and knee.
He also provides care in the areas of trauma and general orthopedics.Along with providing sports medicine
coverage to area high schools, Dr. Duchene serves as the team
orthopedic physician for the South Dakota School of Mines &
Technology. Dr. Duchene has conducted orthopedic research and teaching,
is a published author, and has presented at national physician's
meetings and conferences. Dr. Duchene is a South Dakota native. He and
his wife enjoy western South Dakota where there is a small town feel
with the amenities of a larger community.