Mike O’Larey is in his 25th year at New Mexico State. He is in his 21st year as head athletic trainer and Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Health Services. After four years as an assistant athletic trainer, O’Larey was promoted to his current position in 1993.
O’Larey coordinates the health care of all NM State student-athletes and assists with the day-to-day care of the Aggie football team. He oversees the operation of three sports medicine facilities on campus as well as a staff of five full-time athletic trainers and six part-time graduate assistant athletic trainers.
O’Larey joined the NM State athletic department after two years as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at NorthernArizonaUniversity. He earned his master’s degree in physical education from NAU in 1989.
Prior to his work at NAU, O’Larey served as the head athletic trainer at Tacoma (Wash.) Community College for six years. O’Larey has worked as an assistant for preseason camp with the Phoenix Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks.
A native of Tacoma, O’Larey is a 1981 graduate of WashingtonStateUniversity. O’Larey and his wife, Dee Anna, have one daughter, Mari, and a son-in-law, former Aggie basketball player, Mikko Noopila, and two granddaughters, Maija and Mila.
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