Dale Isaak, who received the Northwest Athletic Trainers Association Educator of the Year award for 2009-10, has been a member of the George Fox University staff since 1995. He is in his ninth year of duty as the Bruins' head athletic trainer after returning to that role in the fall of 2006.
Isaak came to George Fox as the head athletic trainer, director of the athletic training education program and assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance in 1995. In 2001, he shifted to assistant athletic trainer under Karen Hostetter so he could concentrate on the education program, but swapped roles with her in 2006 when she took responsibility for the education program.
A 1990 graduate of Willamette University, Isaak also holds a master of science degree in physical education/athletic training from Indiana State University (1991) and a master of education in physical education from the University of Minnesota (1995). He served as the head athletic trainer for Hopkins High School in Minnetonka, Minn., and athletic trainer for the Institute for Athletic Medicine in Minneapolis, before coming to George Fox.
Isaak and his wife, Marin, live in Wilsonville, Ore., with their daughters Lauren and Halle.