|Scott Baird - Head Athletics Trainer
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 - Assistant Athletics Trainer
Derrick is in his third 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.
Regional Health's Dr. Josh Sole joins the
Hardrockers as a sports medicine. 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.”