Derrick Lecy

Derrick Lecy - Athletic Trainer (Football & Women's Basketball)
Office: 605-394-5150

Derrick is in his fourth 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 scholar athletes. .Derrick's main responsibilities for the Hardrockers will be football and women's basketball.

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Shaun Skavang - Athletic Trainer (Men's Basketball & Men's Soccer)
Office: 605-394-5150
Cell: 605-645-0417

After a brief stint in 2014, Skanvang returns to the Hardrocker Athletic Training Staff.  In 2014, Skavang was the head athletic trainer at LCCC in 2014. With the Minnesota Vikings, Skavang served as a training camp and pre-season intern where he assisted with treatment and rehabilitation of injured players. For the Wyoming Cavalry, Skavang was an athletic trainer responsible for covering all home games during the 2013 season. From 2011 to 2013, Skavang was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Wyoming where he worked with the football team and spirit squad. Skavang is a 2011 graduate of Minnesota State University where he received a Bachelor of Athletic Training degree. During his time at Minnesota State, Skavang was an athletic training student where he helped with several varsity sports including travel assignments with the men’s basketball games on the road. In addition to his duties at Minnesota State, Skavang also worked with Mankato East High School football and soccer teams. In May of 2013, Skavang earned a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health from the University of Wyoming. Shaun's primary duties will be the men's soccer and baskeball programs.

 Dr. Sole

Joshua Sole, MD - Team Physician
Office: 605-755-5700
More Information: Full Bio

Regional Health's Dr. Josh Sole joined the Hardrockers as head team physician in 2015.. Dr. Sole is a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Sports Medicine physician. He is residency trained in PM&R at the Mayo Clinic and fellowship trained in Sports Medicine at JPS Health Network/Texas Christian University, the largest primary care sports medicine fellowship in the USA. He specializes in the treatment and prevention of sports and musculoskeletal related injuries.

During his training, Dr. Sole has provided medical coverage for TCU, Texas Wesleyan University, USA Hockey, PRCA Rodeo, Golden Gloves Boxing, Special Olympics, multiple local high school teams and mass participation events. He has specialized training in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, which he uses to provide precise, minimally invasive percutaneous treatments such as joint injections, peri-neural injections, peri-tendinous injections, FAST TENEX percutaneous tendon and plantar fascia tenotomies, and regenerative therapeutics like PRP and stem cells.

He has engaged in teaching ultrasound to fellow physicians, and in research with multiple publications and presentations on sports related injuries and musculoskeletal ultrasound. He has also been active in education of residents and medical students. Additionally, he has received extensive training in comprehensive, non-surgical spine care including image-guided spine injections and pain procedures. He also provides sports concussion management and EMG/electrodiagnostics for neurological injuries. Furthermore, during residency Dr. Sole worked to establish a concussion surveillance program through multiple departments at the Mayo Clinic. He treats everyone from elite athletes to weekend warriors and those wishing to start a new exercise or training program. 

 In an effort to enhance its performance as a new member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) and NCAA Div. II, South Dakota Mines approached Regional about forming a collaboration for its athletic medicine services. “This partnership is designed to improve the overall experience for our scholar-athletes as we fully integrate into the RMAC and engage Hardrocker athletics with the greater Rapid City community,” said Joel Lueken, SD Mines Athletic Director.

“I’ve been both a college athlete and physician, so I fully understand the importance of quality medical care at this level. I’m passionate about Division II athletics and working with these student-athletes to make sure they can perform at the highest level, academically and athletically.”

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Jason Koch - PA-C - Team Physician Assistant
Office: 605-755-4150

Jason Koch serves as Team Physician Assistant for Hardrocker Athletics.  Koch works with Regional Health in Regional Neurology and Rehabilitation.  He has been in this role since October 2014. 

Prior to his role with Regional Health, Koch was the Residential Manager at Stepping Stones Rehabilitation Services, which is a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility.

The Hardrocker family is especially glad to announce Koch’s partnership, as he previously was a Research Assistant at South Dakota Mines for over two years!  Koch conducted research in bioinformatics, microbiology, and biochemistry.  Prior to this time as a Hardrocker, Koch spent four years in the United States Marine Corps as a Sergeant, managing subordinate Marines at a Marine Corps Air Station.

Dr. Jason Koch  graduated undergraduate from SD Mines and PA-C from University of South Dakota.

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