McLean’s Presents Lecture:Working in the NFL: Challenges of a Gay Athletic Trainer

Lindsy McLean, AT C, recently retired athletic trainer who had many years of experience at the University of Michigan and with the San Francisco 49ers will deliver a public lecture on Thursday, November 3, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library, on the University Park Campus. McLean’s presentation Working in the NFL: Challenges of a Gay Athletic Trainer is free and open to the public.

McLean has some very interesting insights to share not only about athletic training policies and practice, but also about the concept of tolerance of different lifestyles and personal attitudes and beliefs.

McLean is one of the most accomplished athletic trainers in the country. He received the 2005 Cain-Fain Memorial Award from the NFL Physician’s Society as the NFL Outstanding Athletic Trainer of the Year. In addition, McLean and his staff were named 2001 recipients of the NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year Award. McLean was inducted into the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society Hall of Fame in 1991 and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Hall of Fame in 1988. He was named College Athletic Trainer of the Year in 1976 during his 11-year stint as head athletic trainer at the University of Michigan. In 1979 he joined the San Francisco 49ers and recently retired as Head Athletic Trainer.

McLean has served on the NATA’s Honors and Awards Committee, chaired the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award Subcommittee and was a member of the Grants and Scholarship Committee. McLean also helped restructure the NATA during the 1970s while serving as chairman of the certification committee.

McLean received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1960 and a physical therapy certificate in 1961 from Hermann Hospital in Texas. He is also an associate member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology
Co-sponsored by Penn State Athletic Training Students’ Club
The LGBTA Student Resource Center
The College of Health and Human Development
and Intercollegiate Athletics

For additional information, please contact Amy Mitchell, Department of Kinesiology, 266 Recreation Building, 863-1163,