Dean Broxterman nominated for prestigious award
Dean Broxterman, formerly of Sabetha, has been nominated for the prestigious Newell National Athletic Trainer of Year Award. In partnership with leading orthopedic practices, Newell selects recipients based on their commitment for service and leadership they provide in their athletic communities.
Professionally, Broxterman has dedicated his service as an Athletic Trainer to high school athletes at River Road High School from 1992 to 2007, and Richland High School in North Richland Hills, Texas, from 2007 to present. Broxterman will continue his career with Chisholm Trail High School in Fort Worth, Texas, in the fall.
Throughout the nomination process, parents of students describe Broxterman as supportive, caring, encouraging and compassionate.
“He was compassionate and took the time to listen to my son’s issues and then instruct us how to help him heal. He never made my son feel like he has to play injured or that he was less than for having an injury and not able to play,” said a parent.
“Coach Brox teaches kids to be responsible for themselves,” said a parent.
Colleagues describe Broxterman as “a well-rounded Athletic Trainer that has great rapport with coaches and athletes. He treats the athletes like they are his own.”
Broxterman resides in Fort Worth with his wife Robin. Their son Ryan and wife Lori reside in Amarillo with their two children. Their daughter Katie and husband Kevin reside in Fort Worth with their two children.
Broxterman graduated from Sabetha High School in 1985 and from Kansas State University in 1990 with a kinesiology degree. In 1989, Broxterman fulfilled his internship working with the Kansas City Chiefs. He then attended Drake University, where he graduated with his master’s degree in education in 1992.