Among the club’s longest-tenured employees, assistant athletic trainer Kevin Mangum works in conjunction with the other members of the training staff to maintain the overall health and welfare of the team while also treating and rehabilitating injured players.
A native of Tylertown, Miss., Mangum has collected a lengthy list of honors as he enters his 33rd season with the Saints, including being inducted into the Louisiana Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame in 2008.
His contributions have helped the athletic training staff earn several awards, including the 2007 Southeastern Athletic Trainers' Association (SEATA) Professional Athletic Trainers Award, the Fain Cain Memorial Award in 2006 and the NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year in 1986 and 2006. Mangum received the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association's 1991 Backbone Award, which recognizes the region's outstanding assistant athletic trainer.
Mangum was a student athletic trainer for two years at Southwest Mississippi Junior College and two more at the University of Southern Mississippi before joining the Saints in 1981. He received a bachelor's degree in athletic administration with a specialization in athletic training from USM in 1981, and an advanced degree in physical education from the University of New Orleans in 1988. Mangum is a member of both the Southwest Mississippi Junior College and University of Southern Mississippi Sports Hall of Fames.