Michael Dhesse, a native of Peru, IL, is in his fourth season with the Seawolves in 2017-18, serving as the primary athletic trainer for hockey.
Dhesse came to UAA after earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Northern Illinois University (NIU). Dhesse was an Athletic Training Student covering NIU football for two and a half years, which included a Mid-American Conference Championship game and two bowl games (Orange Bowl and Poinsettia Bowl).
He also conducted research at NIU, looking at the creation and implementation of emergency action plans in the secondary school settings on a national level. This research was presented at the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association meeting in 2014, receiving first place in research. It was also presented at the National Athletic Trainers' Association Symposium in 2014. In his last semester of school, he interned with the University of Washington's football team and before leaving NIU was awarded the American Kinesiology Award.
He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), Collegiate Athletic Trainers' Society (CATS), Northwest Athletic Trainers' Association (NWATA), and the Alaska Athletic Trainers' Association (AATA). Dhesse lives in Anchorage with his best friend Danielle and their two dogs (Halas and Raisin).
|Position:||Assistant Athletic Trainer|