Charlie L. Crandall

1944 – ACTIVE

Upon graduation from Bowling Green State University in 1966, Charlie taught high school for one year, then accepted an assistant athletic trainers position at Syracuse University in New York, where he earned his Masters Degree in 1969. For the next 22 years he served as the head athletic trainer, and later as assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.

Charlie is both a charter member and founder of the WATA and has served the organization in various offices for many years including two terms as president, receiving the WATA Distinguished Service Award in 1986.

Charlie’s interest in athletic training education began by teaching and mentoring undergraduate students at UW-Stevens Point and later to his involvement with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification as a test administrator and evaluator. He has continued, in his current position at the UW Hospital Sportsmedicine Center, to lend his expertise as a program coordinator of continuing sportsmedicine education for local, state, and regional meetings and symposia.

Throughout his years in Wisconsin, Charlie has also been involved in his community through charity, lodge, and church activities including Scouts, choir, and serving on parish boards.

Inducted April 25, 1997, La Crosse.