Lloyd "Snapper" Stein is a charter member of the Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Association (MATA) Hall of Fame and was one of the pioneers of Athletic Training in Minnesota. Stein became the Head Athletic Trainer at the University of Minnesota in 1935 and cared for athletic injuries until his retirement in 1975. Stein can truly be called the "grandfather of Athletic Training" in Minnesota. He witnessed many changes in the profession during his career. Stein graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1932 with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and served as the freshman Athletic Trainer from 1932-34. He also completed a degree in Physical Therapy. In 1935, he became the U of M's Head Athletic Trainer. Stein was a mentor and colleague to many who practice Athletic Training in Minnesota and across the nation. Lloyd "Snapper" Stein is also an inductee into the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Hall of Fame.
Charter Member 1993