The Arizona sports world is once again looking to a woman to coach an all-male team to victory.  The Arizona Diamondbacks have made team history by hiring Kelly Boyce as the first female head athletic trainer.  The D-backs announced Boyce has been named the head trainer for the “AZL
 

Diamondbacks,” the team’s rookie league team, this season.

She has had a lucrative career in sports beginning with a master’s degree in athletic training from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Missouri.  Boyce was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Mesa Community college before getting her “dream job” with the Arizona Diamondbacks.  She also has a history with the Dbacks after being certified as an athletic training intern from 2012-15.

The Kelly Boyce hire follows last season when the Arizona Cardinals named Dr. Jen Welter as an assistant coaching intern during the preseason that made her the first female coach in NFL history.


Kris Dugan

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