June 4, 2008
Two Former Bearcats Named to Missouri Athletic Trainer's Hall of Fame
MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State University alumni Glen Johnson '75 and Pat Forbis '78 will be inducted into the Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association Sports Medicine Hall of Fame June 7 in Columbia, Mo.
Johnson was a graduate assistant athletic trainer under Bud Tice in the 1970s. Following his graduation from Northwest, Johnson spent one year at a high school in Texas before becoming a head athletic trainer for the University of Colorado football team. He then followed Tice to West Virginia University where he served in the same capacity.
Johnson went back to medical school in 1981 and became an orthopedic surgeon in the St. Louis area. He's since been active with numerous athletes and has traveled extensively with United States soccer to various international competitions.
Forbis, a past president of the Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association, was an undergraduate student under Sandy Miller at Northwest. Following his graduation, Forbis served for many years as an athletic trainer at Grand Prairie High School in Texas, then moved home to Jefferson City, Mo., and has been involved in sports medicine clinics ever since.
Other Bearcats' to be inducted into the Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association Sports Medicine Hall of Fame are Dr. Pat Harr in 1995 and Dave "DC" Colt in 2001.
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