Assistant Athletic Trainer
Tyler Landgraf, who had been the primary men's basketball trainer at Georgia Southern since 2005, joined the staff at Missouri State on May 18, 2009 as assistant athletic trainer. His primary sport responsibility at Missouri State is men's basketball, but he also supervises men's soccer and women's track.
Landgraf is a native of Mason City, Iowa, but has a number of Missouri ties, including a stint as head athletic trainer at Missouri S&T in Rolla from 2002-05. He also earned a Master's in athletic administration from Northwest Missouri State in 2002 while working with five different athletic programs during a two-year stint in Maryville.
At Georgia Southern, he was the primary healthcare provider for the men's basketball and men's tennis programs, while overseeing graduate assistants in the sports of baseball, softball and men's soccer. He also assisted in football coverage and coordinated the school's NCAA Injury Serveillance System (ISS) duties.
Landgraf replaced Ivan Milton as Missouri State's men's basketball trainer. Milton retired in March after 33 years as Director of Athletic Training Services. Jim Penkalski was promoted internally to be the University's new Director of Athletic Training Services, but will work primarily with the University's baseball program.
A 2000 graduate of Iowa State, Landgraf is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and has been NATABOC certified since 2000. He and his wife Chelsea are the parents of a daughter, Keira, and a son, Max.