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Northwest Missouri State University

David "DC" Colt Fund

David Dr. David "DC" Colt served with distinction as Northwest's head athletic trainer for 27 years, from 1981 to 2008. During his tenure, DC provided care for more than 10,000 student-athletes, coaches and the Maryville community and is recognized for his skills in teaching, mentoring and service to both student-athletes and coaches.

With the creation of the Colt Fund, you're invited to support an initiative that expresses gratitude and appreciation for his years of service as well as support for his vision of excellence in athletic training at Northwest. The $100,000 initiative includes the renaming of the Northwest athletic training room as the David "DC" Colt Athletic Training Room and updates and improvements to the training facility.

YES, I'd like to support the David "DC" Colt Fund


DC Colt's Recent Honors and Awards:

  • National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame, 2008
  • Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame, 2007
  • Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, 2006
  • Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association Sports Medicine Hall of Fame, 2001
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association - Division II Athletic Trainer of the Year, 2006
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association - Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer, 2004
  • Northwest Missouri State University Mortar Board Top 10 Faculty, 2005
  • Missouri House of Representatives - Resolution #1719 - Proclamation of Congratulations, 2004
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification Dan Libera Service Award
  • Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association Athletic Trainer of the Year, 1995, 1999
  • Certificate of Recognition from Missouri House of Representatives, 1999

The Colt Fund: $100,000 Campaign

  • Naming of the Northwest Athletic Training Room to the David "DC" Colt Athletic Training Room
  • New athletic treatment and training tables
  • New flooring for athletic training room
  • X-ray technology

The Colt Fund needs a number of members at the following club levels:

  • All American: $10,000+
  • Gold: $5,000 to $9,999
  • Silver: $2,500 to $4,999
  • Bronze: $1,000 to $2,499
  • G.A.:$100 to $999

YES, I'd like to support the David "DC" Colt Fund

For more information, contact Scott Nielson at 660.254.1191 or