Scott McGonagle was named the Associate Athletic Director for Sports Performance and Head Athletic Trainer on July 1, 2013, overseeing the athletic training staff. He joined Rice as the head football athletic trainer in 2012.
McGonagle and his staff are responsible for the year-round health care of all athletes along with his direct duties with the football scholar-athletes. He works in conjunction with one of the nation's most respected staffs of physicians to assure the finest medical care for the Rice scholar-athlete.
McGonagle came to Rice after 17 seasons as the Head Athletic Trainer at Miami (Fla.) (1995-2012), where he helped keep the Hurricanes healthy for 12 bowl games, including two BCS Championship Game appearances, and the 2001 BCS Champions.
Prior to Miami, he spent 13 seasons as Head Athletic Trainer at Tulsa (1982-1995), one year as the head athletic trainer at Crowley (Texas) High School (1981-82) and one year as head athletic trainer at Sahuarita High School (1980-81).
McGonagle began his collegiate athletics career as a student trainer at Kansas from 1977 to 1980. During that time, McGonagle worked as a student athletic trainer for the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1978, 1979 and 1981 seasons.
He received his bachelor of science from the University of Kansas in 1980 and a master's of science from the University of Arizona in 1981. He enjoys photography in his spare time. McGonagle and his wife, Lynette, have two grown children, Matthew and Megan, two children-in-law, Kelli and Brandon, and four grandchildren.
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