Billy Ray Laxton


Head Athletic Trainer
Physical Education
billy.laxton@sulross.edu
(432) 837-8241
Office: Athletic Office
Address: East Highway 90, Alpine, TX 79832


Billy Ray Laxton was hired as the new head athletics trainer at Sul Ross State University in May, 2018.

Laxton served as outreach coordinator at Scott and White Hospital in Temple since 2011. Prior to Scott and White, he served as head athletic trainer and assistant professor of athletic training at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Before to his arrival at Belton, Laxton worked in the clinical setting (Lubbock Sports Rehab - '89-'90) and the high school setting (John Tyler '90-2001). While at John Tyler he  helped the Lions to a football state championship in 1994 and a state appearance in 2000.

His other athletic training experiences include professional rodeo, Justin Healer Sports Medicine Team and the 1996 Olympics, Chief Athletic Trainer-Willis Park. Laxton has served on several committees/boards including the East Texas Athletic Trainers Association, Southwest Athletic Trainers Association and Texas State Athletic Trainers Association. He is also a counsel member of the Ethics Committee of the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Laxton is a graduate of Texas Tech University (1989) with a degree in Physical Education and later obtained a Master's degree (2000) from University of Texas, Tyler.

"We are excited to announce that Billy Ray has accepted our head athletic training position," said Sul Ross director of athletics Bobby Mesker.  "The experience he brings to Sul Ross shows the commitment the university has in caring for our student-athletes"

He and his wife Joanna have two sons, Sam and John.