|Scott Baird - Head Athletic Trainer (Football & Golf)
Scott Baird is a 1997 graduate of Dakota
Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D., and in his eighth 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 17 years and has twin girls ---Braedyn and Blakely (age 5).
|Derrick Lecy - Athletic Trainer (Football & Women's Basketball)
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.
| Shaun Skavang - Athletic Trainer (Men's Soccer & Men's Basketball)
After a brief stint in 2015, 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.
| Liz Flom - Athletic Trainer (Volleyball & Track and Field)
Flom joins SD Mines from Powell Valley Hospital in Powell, Wyo. While at Powell Valley Hospital, Flom
provided training services to the sports of football, volleyball, wrestling,
basketball, as well as track and field.
In addition to this, Flom helped to develop a concussion management
program at Powell Valley Hospital.
her master’s degree in Science in Athletic Training from Montana State
University-Billings. Prior to her time
in Montana, Flom received her bachelor’s degree of Science in Physical Activity
and Health from Eastern Oregon University.
NATABOC Certified, First Aid CPR/AED Certified, a NATA Member since 2007,
College Athletic Trainers’ Society member since 2010, and the former President
of the Wyoming Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Flom was born and raised in Portland, Ore. Liz's duties will primarily be with the volleyball and track and field programs.
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.”