DAN LIBERA

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Dan Libera was well known throughout the nation for his enthusiasm and commitment to the profession of Athletic Training. Through his work at the University of Northern Colorado, he was able to pass on these traits to the students who had the privilege to work with him. Dan served as the Bears' athletic trainer from 1971 until his death in 1997. He was inducted into the Rocky Mountain Trainers Association Hall of Fame in 1995. He was also honored by the National Athletic Trainers Association with a scholarship award established in his name. The CATA also awards a scholarship in his name. Libera directed UNC's award-winning student athletic trainer program and produced several notable graduates, including Steve Antonopulos, head athletic trainer of the Denver Broncos. Mr. Libera is also a member of the NATA and RMATA Hall's of Fame, click below to see his profiles.