Dr. Tom Smith (ATC, ATR, DHSc, MSS, CSCS) comes to North Central University as a part of the recent partnership with The Mayo Clinic. Beginning this year, Dr. Smith will serve as the Head Athletic trainer for the North Central University athletic department. He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. He obtained his master's degree in sports medicine from the United States Sports Academy prior to receiving his doctorate of Health Science from A.T. Still University.
Alongside his athletic training responsibilities, Dr. Smith will step in as the interim head lacrosse coach in for the 2018 season. Smith brings years of lacrosse experience to the role with his experience primarily in the Minnesota club lacrosse scene. A father of two high school lacrosse players, Smith is on staff with the Team 36 lacrosse development program, based in Bloomington, Minn. Smith will look to bring stability to the program as the program continues to build for 2019, when they will officially begin membership in the Midwest Lacrosse League.