Sports Medicine Staff
Learn more about each member of the staff by clicking HERE

Eric Bengtson, MA, LAT, ATC, PES, CPT

Interim Director of Athletic Training Services
Women's Soccer, Track & Field
bengtsonen@appstate.edu
828-262-7478

Nathan Peck

Head Football Athletic Trainer
Football
Email: pecknf@appstate.edu
828-262-6265

Lindsey Brinza, LAT, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Baseball
brinzaln@appstate.edu

828-262-8555

Claire Davis, LAT, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Men's and Women's Basketball
daviscl@appstate.edu
828-262-3022

Dillon Smith

Assistant Football Athletic Trainer
Football, Men's and Women's Golf
Email: smithde@appstate.edu
828-262-6265

Jimmy Strickland, MS, LAT, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Wrestling, Cheerleading
stricklandjw@appstate.edu
828-262-3018

Lacey Mainer

Intern Athletic Trainer
Cross Country, Track & Field
mainerll@appstate.edu
828-262-2528

Katie Bracken, LAT, ATC

Intern Athletic Trainer
Softball
brackenkl@appstate.edu
828-262-6265

Kaitlyn Ogden, LAT, ATC

Intern Athletic Trainer
Field Hockey, Assistant Track & Field
ogdenk@appstate.edu
828-262-2528

Kathryn Deterding

Intern Athletic Trainer
Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis
deterdingkk@appstate.edu
828-262-3022

Amanda Prusak, LAT, ATC

Intern Athletic Trainer
Volleyball
prusakam@appstate.edu
828-262-3022

Erik Hanson

Intern Athletic Trainer
Football, Women's Tennis
hansones@appstate.edu
828-262-3022

Dr. Evan Ekman, MD

Medical Director
Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine
828-386-2663
www.apprhs.org 

Dr. Bill DeVault, MD

Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine
828-386-2663
www.apprhs.org

Elyse Adams, PA-C

Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine
828-386-2663
www.apprhs.org

Dr. Lauren Fontaine, DC

Appalachian Family Chiropractic
828-355-9052
www.appfamilychiro.com