A transplant from Waterloo, IL, Mike Hopper began his career in athletic training at Southeast Missouri State University. At SEMO, Mike completed his bachelors degree in Health Management with a concentration in athletic training. Upon graduation, Mike returned to his hometown and began working as an athletic trainer for Monroe Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. During his time there, Mike spent a year at Freeburg Community High School (Home of the Midgets!) and two years at his alma mater. He also spent considerable time working alongside the physical therapy staff in the clinic. Mike completed his masters degree in medical sciences through the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Mike came to Bishop Lynch in August 2014 and also teaches Sports Medicine classes. In his spare time, Mike enjoys watching sports and is active in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Growing up in the shadows of the Gateway Arch, Mike is an avid Cardinals fan.