Local Trainers Larry Egge, Herb Rhea Honored

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Two men from the Tulsa area were among three recently inducted into the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.

Larry Egge, of Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center in Tulsa, and Herb Rhea, retired director of sports medicine for Jenks Public Schools, were honored at a luncheon May 21 on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

Joining Egge and Rhea in the 14th class of inductees was Anita Clark, retired trainer for the University of Oklahoma.

Rhea retired in 2015 after 21 years with Jenks. Previously, he was head athletic trainer for Enid Public Schools and director of sports medicine for Ferrum College in Virginia.
Egge has been with for more than 25 years, serving as athletic trainer and public relations/marketing head. He spent three years in the 1980s with the Tulsa Roughnecks as athletic trainer.

The Hall of Fame honor roll also includes Dr. George Mauerman of (2000 inductee), Scott McGonagle, former University of Tulsa trainer (2008), Rod Replogle, former Owasso head trainer (2010), and Glenn Smith, former Oral Roberts University head trainer (2013).

The three 2016 honorees received plaques during the event, attended by some 200 guests that highlighted the two-day symposium and business meeting.

Updated 06-27-2016

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