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Northwest Bearcats

Kelly Quinlin

Kelly Quinlin

Quinlin is a Maryville native and currently the head athletic trainer at Northwest Missouri State University.  She has been a part of the Northwest athletic training staff since 2003. 

Her responsibilities include managing the total well-being of all Bearcat student-athletes, while working directly with football. Since her return to Northwest, she has also worked directly with both softball and women’s basketball and men’s basketball.

Kelly earned her bachelor's degree in Biology/Psychology from Northwest in 2000. As an athletic training student, she was assigned to football, track and field, women’s soccer, softball and men’s basketball. Kelly worked with the 1998 and 1999 Division II NCAA championship football teams.

After her undergraduate studies, she received a master's degree in Athletic Training from West Virginia University. While a graduate assistant, she was the head athletic trainer at University High School in Morgantown, W.Va. She was also an athletic training intern at Disney's Wide-World of Sports in Orlando, FL prior to graduate school.

In her time at Northwest, she has spoken to numerous community groups regarding injury prevention and care. In addition, she was the 2007 and 2008 recipient of the Tower Service Award, which recognizes Northwest faculty and staff for outstanding service and contribution to the university.

A recipient of the 2008 NATA College and University Athletic Trainers' Committee Above and Beyond Award, she completed her service on the Cramer Sports Medicine’s Advisory Board in 2008 and is currently a member of the Athletic Trainer Advisory Committee for the Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts.

She enjoys spending quality time with her husband Joe, who is the Bearcat Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, and two children; son Derek and daughter Kori.