Lynn Bott, MS, LAT, ATC
Position: Director of Sports Medicine
Lynn Bott has been a certified athletic trainer since 1976. Before joining the Baker staff in 2005, he served The University of Kansas, first as an assistant athletic trainer under legendary Dean Nesmith for eight years, and then the director of athletic training services through 2004.
Bott has been involved professionally at the state, district and national levels. He has served as President of the Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society and the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association and served on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Board of Directors as the District 5 Director.
Bott was awarded the KATS Outstanding Service Award in 2000, Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2005, inducted in the Kansas Athletic Trainer’s Society Hall of Fame 2006, inducted in the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame in 2009, awarded the 2009 NAIA Athletic Trainer of the Year, inducted in the University of Kansas Athletic Training Hall of Fame 2009, inducted in the NATA Hall of Fame in 2010Â and inducted in the ESU HPER Alumni Hall of Fame in 2011.
A native of Dighton, Kan., Bott graduated from Emporia State University in 1975. He received his Master’s Degree in physical education specializing in athletic training from the University of Arizona in 1976. He and wife, Debbie, married now 38 years, have resided in Lawrence, Kan., for 36 years. Lynn and Debbie are the proud parents of two children, Mindi and Jason. Mindi currently resides in Manhattan, Kan., with her husband Brian Kastning and their children Lilian, Nicholas, Ericson, and Analee. Jason currently resides in Baldwin City, Kan., with his wife, Heather.