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Welcome to the newly established Alumni listing page.  If you are one of our graduates, and you do not see your name on this page, or you would like to be placed on our mailing list, please fill out the linked form and provide us with the requested information.  If for some reason we do not respond, please send an email to and we promise to respond quickly.  Finally, if you know of any other Cowboy AT’s not listed here, please contact them and ask them to register as well.  We look forward to creating a strong alumnus base and can only do so with your support.

Hope to see or hear from you soon!


McNeese State University Athletic Training Program Alumni
1967 Hank Boese (Info gathered from stadium courtyard)
1983 Michael “Plum” Palombo (Info gathered from stadium courtyard)
1985 C.George Ange (Info gathered from stadium courtyard)
1988 & 1990 Jennifer LeGros/Andrew Xcel Physical Therapy and Bay Street Orthopaedics (Indian River, Michigan)
1990 Richard Baswell Alabama National Guard (Jacksonville, Alabama)
1991 Alan Edwards, ATC, LAT Christus Health Shreveport Bossier
1992 Dianne Conner LCMH Sports Medicine (PRN)
Trey Younger, MS, ATC, LAT(Tx), CES
1997 & 2003 Jake Duhon, MEd, ATC, LAT Sports Medicine Director – MSU
“Big-A”aron McDonald, EdS, MEd, LAT Assistant Principal – Moss Bluff Middle School
2001 Jamey Rasberry LCMH Sports Medicine Director
2002 Joe Parker, LAT(Tx) Houston Methodist Hospital (Seabrook, TX)
2003 J.D.Boudreaux, PT, ATC Acadiana Physical Therapy
2006 Chad Chaisson, MS, ATC, LAT Program Director – MSU ATP
Accreditation of CAATE Program, Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training
Spring 2009 Jennifer Fruge Homemaker
Aaron Lewis Corporate Management
Skylar Thibodeaux In pursuit of Master’s degree
Fall 2009 Jessica Gonzales/Pons, ATC, LAT(Tx) Attending PT school in Galveston
Spring 2010 Jeremy Harville, ATC Attended graduate school at Mississippi State – Outreach AT
Cherisse Henry/Boyd, ATC, LAT Louisiana Athletic Care – Outreach AT in Acadia Parish
Spring 2011 Christie Barker, ATC, LAT(Tx) High School AT in Kingwood, TX
Kevin Hargrave, ATC, LAT MSU – Clinical Education Coordinator for the ATP
Roderick Joseph, ATC, LAT SWLA Sports Rehab Center – Outreach AT St.Louis High School
Kelly Okorocha, ATC, LAT Industrial Strength / Athletic Republic
Jena Vincent, ATC, LAT Our Lady of The Lake (Baton Rouge)
Spring 2012 Andrew Gibson, ATC Pursuing military options
Ariel Green, ATC, LAT Center for Orthopedics
R. Joseph Hebert, ATC, LAT(Tx) Received his Master’s in Kinesiology from Lamar University – Beaumont ISD
Andrea Leger Graduate Assistant to MSU ATP
Falon Orphey Graduate student at MSU
Jessica Veillon, ATC, LAT Center for Orthopedics
Rose Woodward Applying to PT school
Spring 2013 Alyssa Bobbett, ATC, LAT Center for Orthopedics
Josiah Eastman, ATC, LAT Applying to PT school
Lauren Lewis, ATC Attending South Alabama PT school
Travis Theriot, ATC, LAT Graduate Assistant at MSU
Lindsey Wells, ATC, LAT Center for Orthopedics
Spring 2014 (TBA)
The McNeese State Athletic Training Room: A History in the Making

Dowell Fontenot – In 1956, Dowell began his twenty-year career as the first Athletic Trainer at McNeese State College. In 1960, he attended Herman Hospital School of Physical Therapy. He returned to McNeese State College in his capacity as Athletic Trainer and Associate Professor. In 1975, he retired from McNeese and went into practice as the first private physical therapist in Calcasieu Parish, retiring from private practice in 1987.
Jim Murphy – Murphy replaced Fontenot and continued in that role until 1988 when he moved to El Paso, TX and opened a private practice.
Ricky Mestayer – Mestayer served as our Head Athletic Trainer from 1988 until 1994 when he became the Dean of Student Services on campus.
Jim Murphy – In ’94, Murphy returned to MSU, and later helped develop the CAATE accredited Athletic Training Program in 2009.
Jake Duhon – Jake took the reigns of the program in early 2014.