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Thomas Harland Coplin

Thomas Harland Coplin, American physical therapy consultant. Registered physical therapist; certified athletic trainer.


  • Coplin, Thomas Harland was born on July 17, 1944 in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Son of Raymond Eugene and Alma Louise (Thomas) Coplin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Education, Macalester College, 1966. Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University Minnesota, 1969.


    • Athletic trainer Macalester College, St. Paul, 1965-1980. Research therapist University Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis, 1969-1972. Vice president Orthopedic Physical Therapy, St. Paul, 1972-1981.

      President Coplin Physical Therapy, Inc., St. Paul, Minneapolis and Bloomington, Minnesota, 1981-1993. Physical therapist Minnesota North Stars Professional Hockey Club, Bloomington, 1981-1991, vice president Southwest area Rehabilitation Clinics, 1993. Consultant Irving, Texas, since 1993.

      Clinical instructor School Physical Therpay, University Minnesota, 1970-1988. Consultant sports medicine Minneapolis, St. Paul Public High Schools, 1981-1993. Executive director Second Wind Sports Medicine Center of Mount Sinai Hospital, Minneapolis.

      Physical therapist Minnesota Twins professional baseball club, Minneapolis, 1988-1993. Consultant Cambridge (Minnesota) Sports Medicine, 1986-1992.

    Major achievements

    • Registered physical therapist. Certified athletic trainer.


    • Author sports medicine column. 1984-1988. Hosted numerous television sports segments, 1985.

      Frequent guest Minnesota radio sports medicine talk show, 1986-1993.


    Coach Irondale Basketball Association, New Brighton, Minnesota, 1972-1987. President Coplm Quarter Horses, since 1994, Health Fitness Rehabilitation, 1996-1998. Member National Athletic Trainers Association, American Physical Therapy Association (vice president Minnesota chapter 1980-1982), American College Sports Medicine, Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, St. Paul Chamber of Commerce, Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.



    Aerobics, little league coaching, raising quarter horses.


    • Married Jacque Kaye Hess, December 30, 1965 (divorced 1981). Children: Tac, Wade; remarried, October 28, 1984 (divorced 1993). Married Jeanne C. Crawford, November 19, 1994.
    • father: Raymond Eugene Coplin
    • mother: Alma Louise (Thomas) Coplin
    • spouses: Jacque Kaye Hess
    • Jeanne C. Crawford
    • children: Tac Coplin
    • Wade Coplin
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    Born July 17, 1944
    (age 73)