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Owen Stanley

Owen Stanley
Sr. Associate Athletic Trainer (FB)
(225) 578-9244
St. Louis, Mo.
Alma Mater
West Chester (2002)

Owen Stanley is entering his second season as senior associate athletic trainer for LSU Football. He joined the program in June of 2023 and oversees all athletic training activity for the LSU football program.

Stanley arrived at LSU with numerous years of experience at both the professional and collegiate levels. Prior to joining the LSU program, Stanley served as the assistant athletic director/director of sports medicine at Missouri since February of 2019.

A native of St. Louis, Mo., Stanley earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from West Chester University (Pa.) in 2002. He went on to earn a master’s degree in kinesiology and health promotion from the University of Kentucky in 2005.

At Kentucky, Stanley worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer, working with both the football and baseball teams. He also completed an internship with the New York Jets during his time as a graduate assistant at Kentucky.

Upon college graduation, Stanley joined the athletic training staff at the University of Northern Iowa in 2005, working as the assistant director of athletic training services and head trainer for the football program.

In 2007, Stanley accepted the position of assistant athletic trainer for the Kansas City Chiefs where he spent three seasons with the NFL franchise.

From 2009-2015, Owen served as the assistant athletic director/director of sports medicine at South Dakota State. At South Dakota State, Stanley grew the sports medicine department from four full-time staff members and two graduate assistants to a total staff of 13. He also played a role in numerous projects, including a new indoor facility as well as overseeing a team of physicians.

Owen returned to the SEC in 2015 as the head football athletic trainer for Texas A&M. He later held the role of assistant athletic director/director of football sports medicine at the University of Kansas where he helped transition the Jayhawks to a new medical model.

Stanley’s other professional experience includes internships with the New York Jets and the Philadelphia Wings of the Professional Indoor Lacrosse League.

In addition to his athletic training experience, Stanley has given presentations at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium and has been published in the Journal of Sports Medicine, as well as serving as Vice President of the SEC Sports Medicine Committee.

Stanley also chaired the Young Professionals Committee of the Missouri Athletic Trainers Association and serves as an E-Mentor for NATA and on numerous committees and advisory councils on and off campus.

Stanley, who earned his advanced EMT certification in 2012, and his wife Erin have one son, Carter.