Charter Member 1993
Gordon Graham

Gordon L. "Gordy" Graham is a charter member of the Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Association (MATA) Hall of Fame, and is one of the pioneers of Athletic Training education in Minnesota.  Graham served as Mankato State University's Head Athletic Trainer from 1964-1992.  He initiated and developed MSU's National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) approved Athletic Training Educational program, one of the first four such programs in the nation.  Graham has served as President of MATA, President of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association (GLATA), and on the Board of Directors for the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).  He was one of the initial supporters of Athletic Training legislation in Minnesota.  Gordon Graham's other honors include:  the NATA Hall of Fame (1994), the North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Meritorious Service Award (1991) and Hall of Distinction (1993), and the Mankato State University Athletic Hall of Distinction (1996).