Chris Jones, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and Student-Athlete Welfare
University of Richmond
M.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Delaware (2000)
B.S. in Sports Medicine from Ursinus College (1998)
Chris Jones is in his 20th year in the University of Richmond Athletic Department. Jones has served as the Head Football Athletic Trainer from 2002 to 2018. Jones has served as Director of Sports Medicine from 2006 to 2012, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine from 2012-2018. In January of 2018, Jones began in his current position of Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and Student-Athlete Welfare. In this position, Jones coordinates the Spiders’ multidisciplinary, athlete-centered approach to Sports Performance, Athletic Healthcare, and Well-Being through the Spiders Sports Performance and Well Being Team comprised of Sports Medicine, Strength & Conditioning, Sports Nutrition, and Sports Psychology. He also serves as a preceptor for multiple athletic training education programs and serves as UR’s NCAA Healthcare Administrator.
Previous to joining the UR Sports Medicine Staff, Jones served as the Head Football Athletic Trainer at the University of Findlay in 2002. He also had the opportunity to serve as Seasonal Assistant Athletic Trainer for the New York Jets from 2000 to 2001, after completing his graduate assistantship. While performing his graduate work for the University of Delaware, Jones severed as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Villanova University, where he worked primarily with the Wildcat Football and Baseball Teams. He also has experience in Major League Baseball, where he completed an athletic training internship with the Philadelphia Phillies in the summer of 1999 through the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society. Jones completed his undergraduate degree at Ursinus College in 1998 where he was a four-year letter winner in baseball.
Jones is NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has completed USA Weightlifting Olympic Club Coach Course. He has completed advanced training in soft tissue mobilization through Active Release Technique and Graston Technique Courses and concussion management through becoming an ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer (ITAT). He completed Mental Health First Aid Certification. Jones is an American Health & Safety Institute CPR and First Aid Instructor. He is licensed to practice athletic training through the Virginia Board of Medicine.
He is currently the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association President. He has previously served on the NCAA focus group on excess insurance in intercollegiate athletics and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Most Distinguished Athletic Training Award Committee. He took part in the 2nd Annual NCAA safety n College Football Summit. He has presented at multiple state and national conferences on various Sports Medicine topics.
Jones and his wife, the former Bethann Fallo, reside in Glen Allen, VA with their two children, Maia and Henry.
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Mike Kotelnicki, MS, LAT ATC
Michael Kotelnicki, a native of Indiana, Pennsylvania, currently works in Loudoun County Public Schools as an athletic trainer starting in the fall of 2022. Prior to his arrival LCPS, Mike was at Shenandoah University for 14 years as the department's first full-time Head Athletic Trainer.
Kotelnicki has 25 years of varied athletic training experience. A 1994 graduate from Slippery Rock University, Kotelnicki earned his Masters of Science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is continuing his pursuit of his Doctorate Degree.
From IUP, he spent two years as the head athletic trainer at Ferrum College before moving on to Division I American University as an assistant athletic trainer.
After seven years in the nation's capital, Kotelnicki began a two-year stint as P.E. Instructor and assistant athletic trainer at WT Woodson H.S. in Fairfax, Virginia.
Kotelnicki has been involved in other aspects of Athletic Training during his career - he served as the medical liaison for the Champions League exhibition game between AC Milan and Barcelona soccer clubs in 2003 and was the head athletic trainer for the Johnstown Steal, a Frontier League Professional Baseball team in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Additionally, Kotelnicki provided athletic training care for the Olympic wrestling Trials match between the US and Germany in 2005.
In January, 2018, Kotelnicki was honored by the Virginia Athletic Trainers Association as its Athletic Trainer of the Year of colleges and universities and currently holds the office of president elect.
Kotelnicki resides in Winchester VA with his wife Jessica and two children Cassidy and Jackson.
Mike is an all around nice guy and a delight to be around. Return to Executive Council page.
Danny Carroll, MEd, LAT, ATC
Stonewall Jackson High School
Danny Carroll currently serves as the athletic trainer for Stonewall Jackson High School in Shenandoah County, Virginia where he is also a preceptor for James Madison University’s Athletic Training Education Program. His previous experience includes: Mercersburg Academy and Virginia Military Institute.
Danny earned his undergraduate degree in athletic training from Averett University and completed his Master of Education degree at The University of Virginia.
Danny resides in Mount Jackson, VA with his wife, Noelle, and their twins, Noah and Katherine. Return to Executive Council page.
Sara Spencer, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
University of Richmond
Sara currently serves as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Richmond where she manages the coordination of care for the women’s basketball and golf programs. Prior to Richmond, she served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Presbyterian College.
Sara earned her undergraduate degree from Western Carolina University, then went on to receive her Master’s degree from West Virginia University. While performing her graduate work at West Virginia, Sara severed as a graduate assistant at Fairmont State University, where she cared for a variety of athletic teams.
Originally from Granite Falls, North Carolina, Sara currently resides in Richmond, Virginia. Return to Executive Council page.
Tom Campbell, MS, LAT, ATC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Old Dominion University
Tom Campbell currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at Old Dominion University where he is also actively pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation. While at ODU, Tom teaches in the Master of Science of Athletic Training program and is primarily researching concussion biomarkers, hoping to improve prevention, diagnosis, and management practices.
Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2012, then went on to receive his Master of Science degree in Athletic Training from ESU in 2013. Prior to his time at ODU, Tom was employed by Bridgewater College where he acted as an Assistant Athletic Trainer then a Visiting Assistant Professor.
Originally from Boothwyn, Pennsylvania, Tom currently resides in Chesapeake, Virginia.
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