Inducted 2019

Mike Doyle has made a significant impact on the athletic training profession by his vision and implementation of the role of the athletic trainer in the clinical setting. As a past Minnesota Athletic Trainers’ Association (MATA) President (twice), MATA Government Affairs Committee Chair and member, and MATA Third Party Reimbursement Chair, he spent countless hours meeting with legislators and lobbyists, as well as supporters and opposers, to improve the language in the MATA practice act. Changing from registration to licensure was also part of that movement. Doyle has been involved in National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA) committees, workgroups, and conferences that promoted the utilization of athletic trainers in the clinical setting and in the secondary school setting. Doyle was a founding member of Athletic Trainers in the Physician Practice Society (ATPPS). Doyle received a BA and a MBA from the University of St. Thomas. He accepted a position with the Douglas County Hospital staff in Alexandria MN in 1994 as Athletic Training Coordinator. He established an Athletic Training Program at Alexandria High School including the hiring and management of staff, and creating an outreach program to provide services for other area schools. He has been the Administrative Director of Orthopedics at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists in Alexandria since 2008. Doyle received the MATA Larry “Stosh” Award in 2011 and the NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award in 2012. He has presented at several state, regional and national conferences, including meetings with federal legislators, and has been a member of the Minnesota Alliance for Athletics Trainers Board since 2015. In addition to his athletic training accomplishments, Doyle has been highly involved in community events, including a term as President of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.