Mike Carroll has been the head athletic trainer for Stephenville ISD since the fall of 2003. He is also the assistant athletic director. Athletic Director Alan Haire and Mike help to coordinate all aspects of the athletic department from scheduling, to finance, as well as day to day operations.
Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in 1990 and his Master of Education from the University of Virginia in 1992. As a state licensed and nationally certified athletic trainer he is in charge of all facets of athletic health care in Stephenville ISD. Mike is also very active in his professional organizations as well as he has served on numerous NATA and SWATA committees as well as serving as the SWATA President in 2009 - 2010. Mike was awarded the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award by the NATA and also by SWATA in 2012, the Athletic Trainer Service Award by the NATA in 2008 and the Eddie Wojecki and Bobby Gunn Unsung Hero Awards in 2005 by the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association for his work with the Secondary School Athletic Trainers’ Committee. Mike is also a member of the Medical and Science Advisory Board of the Korey Stringer Institute which is active nationally to help educate on the topic of heat illness. Because of his work in this area he was awarded the Lifesaver Service Award by the National Football League in 2012 as well.
Mike also has spoken on a variety of topics at clinics throughout the nation. Previously he worked as an athletic trainer in Georgetown ISD, Sweeny ISD, Ft. Bend ISD, and Waller ISD. Mike is married to the former DeNae Allie, who runs a home day care business. Mike and DeNae have a son (Nolan age 15) and a daughter (DeLaney age 11) and also are hosting an exchange student (Belle) from Australia. When they have free time, they enjoy watching their kids compete in their sports.