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David "DC" Colt

Visiting Committee Member

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David "DC" Colt earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a minor in Athletic Training from WVU. He completed his Master of Science in Health at Northwest Missouri State University and his Ed.D. at the University of Missouri. Colt played soccer on John McGrath's teams from 1972-76. He was an assistant athletic trainer for Temple University for three years prior to spending 27 years as the head athletic trainer for Northwest Missouri State University. He was also an athletic trainer at the United States Air Force Academy from 2008-2012. Colt spent a career volunteering for various athletic training organizations as well as the Board of Certification and the National Athletic Trainers' Association, serving on the Board of Directors and as vice president. He is a member of five Halls of Fame including the NATA Hall of Fame and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. He currently serves as the program director for the Athletic Training program at the University of Missouri. His favorite WVU memories involve soccer and football games in old Mountaineer Field. He discovered how truly rabid Mountaineer fans are when he returned to WVU as an athletic trainer for Temple University's Football and Basketball teams. At old Mountaineer Field with the Temple football team in 1979, he found out how loud it was in the visitor's locker room up the tunnel with the band just outside the doors. It was a truly deafening experience.