Tom Godar, Program Director/Clinical Education Coordinator
Entering his 15th year at Lindenwood University, Tom Godar MS, ATC, LAT, served as the head athletic trainer for the university football team from 2003-2015. He was promoted to associate professor in the School of Health Sciences (previously the School of Sport, Recreation, and Exercise Sciences) in 2009. Godar was named the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program in 2005, and he assumed the position of the Program Director for the Athletic Training Program in 2016.
Godar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and received his master’s degree in Health Management from Lindenwood in 2003. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from Lindenwood University in Instructional Leadership with emphasis in Higher Education Administration.
In addition to his duties at Lindenwood, Godar worked as the head athletic trainer for the River City Rage indoor professional football team in 2002 and was an intern for the St. Louis Rams from 2002-2003. From 2011-2015, he also functioned as the primary representative in St. Louis for the National Football League’s Concussion/Injury Spotting Program. Lastly, Godar is an instructor for several American Red Cross certification programs, such as the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification.
Godar was married in 2016, and he and his wife, Sara, live in St. Charles with their new daughter, Stella.
Dr. William Dill, Clinical Education Coordinator
Dr. William Dill MS, ATC, CSCS is entering his 7th year in the Lindenwood University system. Dill served as the head athletic trainer for the Lindenwood Belleville campus from 2010-2015 and primarily provided healthcare for the Lynx Football team. At the end of the 2014-2015 school year Dill took a position in academics as an instructor of athletic training. He currently serves as the clinical education coordinator for the Lindenwood University athletic training program and teaches at the St. Charles campus.
Dill holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from McKendree University and received his Master’s Degree in Recreation and Sports Management with an emphasis in Athletic Training from Ohio University in 2004. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from Lindenwood University in Instructional Leadership with emphasis in Andragogy.
In addition to his duties at Lindenwood and other colleges, Dill has worked as a volunteer athletic trainer in major league soccer, has provided athletic training services to U.S. Youth Soccer players all over the U.S. and 5 different countries, and has worked in the clinic outreach setting. From 2013-2015, he also functioned as the secondary representative in St. Louis for the National Football League’s Concussion/Injury Spotting Program. Lastly, Dill is an instructor for several American Red Cross certification programs, such as the CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.
Dill is married to his wife Meredith (2007). They have 2 children, Brayden and Addison, and live in Lake St. Louis, MO.