Dana Bates, who completed a PhD from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in December 2012, is program director and clinical coordinator for the athletic training education program at George Fox.
Before joining the George Fox staff, Bates served for a year as an assistant athletic trainer, clinical instructor and visiting assistant professor for the athletic training education program at Whitworth University. Included in her teaching load were courses in lower and upper extremity evaluation, advanced athletic training, and organization and administration of athletic training.
A certified athletic trainer, she was the athletic trainer for the Pirates' softball team. Prior to Whitworth, she worked as an athletic trainer at the University of Texas, overseeing the medical care of the Longhorn rowing program while also serving as the clinical coordinator of the University of Texas Athletic Training Education Program.
Bates earned a bachelor of science degree from Whitworth in 1999 and a master's degree from Oregon State University in 2001. Her husband John became the first full-time assistant coach for the reconstituted Bruins' football program after working at Aloha (Ore.) High School under Chris Casey, who became the head coach for the Bruins in January of 2013.