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Roger Schipper is entering his 26th season as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Minnesota where he works primarily with the Gopher Men's and Women's tennis teams.
A native of Worthington, Minn., Schipper earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato in 1975. He then continued his undergraduate education at Mankato receiving his 2nd Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education. Following his graduation, he began his athletic training career with the Jacksonville Express of the World Football League. After the demise of the WFL, he headed to Western Illinois University where he earned his Master of Science degree in Physical Education. Schipper then spent seven years as the Head Athletic Trainer at Rochester (Minn.) Community College, before taking over the head post at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in August 1984. He stayed there until accepting the position in Gold Country.
Schipper's experience as an athletic trainer extends well beyond the collegiate level. He was selected to serve on the athletic training staff at the 1991 World University Games held in Sheffield, England, where he worked primarily with the USA National Volleyball squad. In addition, he has been a member of the athletic training staffs at a number of U.S. Olympic Festivals, including the one held in July of 1990 in the Twin Cities. He also has worked with a number of other United States national teams during his career. In addition to his basketball duties, Schipper also has medical responsibility with the Golden Gopher men's golf squad. A member of the National Athletic Trainers Association since 1975, Schipper was inducted into the Minnesota Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame in 2005. He was president of the Minnesota Athletic Trainers Association from 1985-87, and was the winner of a 1999 NATA Service Award.
He and his wife Kimberly reside in Houlton, Wis.