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Our Sports Medicine Athletic Trainers

Sports Medicine Athletic Trainers

Sports Medicine Athletic Trainers  work with physicians to provide emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Those who become Certified Athletic Trainers (CTA’s) must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum and more than 70 percent of certified athletic trainers hold a master’s degree. Our athletic trainers are an essential part of our team as we are highly involved with the sports community in Texas.

Dan Fuller M.Ed ATC. LAT.

Dan Fuller M.Ed ATC. LAT. Sports Medicine

Dan Fuller is the Head Athletic Trainer/Sports Medicine Coordinator for Azalea Orthopedics in Tyler Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1993 and his Master of Education Degree from The University of Texas at Tyler in 2006.

Dan is a Texas Licensed and Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer. He has been working professionally since 1993 and has worked in the clinical and Professional Sports settings.

From 2004 to 2010 Dan was the Region 5 Director for TSATA. During that time he was the Vice-chair of TSATA and serves of various committees in the Association.

Dan is a founding member of the East Texas Athletic Trainers Association. He has maintained an Executive position with the organization since the inception in 1996.

Dan has been involved with managing, recruiting, and advising Graduate Assistant Programs since 1997.

Dan is married with one child, Lynette Fuller and daughter Madison.

Joel Gangross LAT

Joel Gangross LAT

Joel Gangross has been licensed as an Athletic Trainer since 1998 and joined Azalea Orthopedics in 2005.  He received is Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Lutheran University and served as Head Athletic Trainer for Cleveland I.S.D. prior to joining Azalea Orthopedics.

Joel believes in not only treating patients with the highest level of care, but educating them on the proper care and prevention of injuries.

Joel is married to Lori and enjoys music, fishing, and spending time with his daughters, Hannah, Laynie, and Kennedy.


Vanessa Jimenez ATC. LAT.

Troup High School Troup Texas

Malinda Riggins ATC. LAT.

All Saints Episcopal School Tyler Texas

Tynan Davis ATC. LAT.  

Tyler Junior College Tyler Texas

Brenna Longo ATC. LAT.

Tyler Junior College Tyler Texas

Ashley Borden ATC. LAT .

Brownsboro High School Brownsboro Texas

Michael Chastain ATC. LAT.

Trinity Valley CC Athens Texas

Heather Wrench ATC LAT.

Trinity Valley CC Athens Texas

Whitney Rankin ATC. LAT.

Grace Community School Tyler Texas

Kayla Schwalenberg ATC. LAT.  

The Brookhill School Bullard Texas

Jose Mendez LAT.

Athens High School Athens Texas

Eric Sowle ATC. LAT.

Westwood High School Palestine Texas

Caitlin Wilkins ATC. LAT.

Grande Clinic FCD/ETX Tyler Texas

Catherine McCulley ATC. LAT.

Grande Clinic FCD/ETX Tyler Texas


Holly Howell M.Ed ATC. LAT.
Juan Seguin High School Arlington Texas

Jake Mayfield ATC. LAT.
Robert E. Lee High School Tyler Texas

Dustin Swaim PBIC LAT.

Carthage High School, Carthage Texas

Bryan Reich M.Ed. ATC. LAT.
Reeding College Reedley California

Aaron Eppler M.Ed ATC. LAT.
Philadelphia Phillies Organization Clearwater Florida

Diane Shore ATC. LAT.
Calhoun High School Port Lavaca Texas

Matthew Frazier LAT.
Klein Collins High School Klein Texas

Jeremy Gregory ATC. LAT.
Ferris High School Ferris Texas

Lindsey Busboom M.Ed ATC. LAT.
DME Coordinator Alpharetta Georgia

Yukari Miyagi M.S. ATC. LAT.
U. Texas Dallas Richardson Texas

Jason Thomas ATC. LAT.
Lon Morris College Jacksonville Texas

Spenser Deeken ATC. LAT.
Tyler Junior College Tyler Texas

Vanessa Smith PBIC LAT.
Socorro High School El Paso Texas

Adrienne Horton M.S. LAT.
Bay City High School Bay City Texas

Gina Blackwell M.S. ATC. LAT.
U. Texas Pan American Edinburg Texas

LaTisha Hooper M.Ed. LAT.
Liberty High School, Liberty Texas

Ebony Theirry
Post Masters Work

Rebbeca Wilder M.Ed./PC LAT.
Athens High School, Athens Texas

Joshua Neil PBIC LAT.
Sulpher Springs High School, Sulpher Springs Texas

Joshua Bowles M.S. ATC. LAT.
Porter High School, New Caney Texas

LaTamera Fry M.S. ATC. LAT.
Kilgore High School, Kilgore Texas

William Bennett PBIC LAT.
College Station Centennial, College Station Texas

Amanda Pike ATC. LAT.
Toyota Corporation, Georgetown Kentucky

Mackenzie Stilwell ATC. LAT.
University of Rochester School of Nursing


Wade Johnson M.S. ATC. LAT.
Northwood University, Cedar Hill Texas

Courtney Jenkins MS. ATC. LAT.
Hill College, Hillsboro Texas

Ben Patterson PBIC LAT.
Post High School, Post Texas

Devan Lemrick
Post Graduate Studies, Dallas Texas

Michelle Morgan
Mesa Medical, Medical Assitant

Karly Rhodes M.Ed. LAT.
Greenville High School, Greenville Texas

Jena Vincent M.S. ATC. LAT.
Moreau Physical Therapy, Baton Rouge Louisiana

Becca Walker M.S. ATC. LAT.
New Caney High School, New Caney Texas

Jennifer Rudd ATC. LAT.
Columbia Recreational Department, Columbia South Carolina

Whitney Anders M.S. ATC. LAT.
Marshall High School Marshall Texas

Briana Fugitt M.S. ATC. LAT.
University of Kansas Hospital, Olathe Kansas

Danielle Traylor M.S. ATC. LAT.
TISD Health Science Technology, Tyler Texas

Elisabeth Mitchell ATC. LAT.
Boeing Aviation, Seattle Washington

Michael Rich M.Ed. ATC. LAT.
Spring Hill High School, Longview Texas

Duston Willis M.S. ATC. LAT.
Brownsboro High School, Brownsboro Texas

Chelsea Wise ATC. LAT.
Summit Orthopedics, Bloomington Minnesota

Christi Barker M.S. ATC. LAT.
New Caney High School, New Caney Texas

Danny Barringer M.S. ATC. LAT.
Central Texas Sports Medicine, Bryan, Texas

Taylor Allen ATC.
Troy University, Troy Alabama

Abby Eckert ATC. LAT.
Bullard High School, Bullard, Texas

Tim Feldmann ATC. LAT.
North Carolina High School

Maren Fletcher M.S. ATC. LAT.
DC United MLS, Washington DC

Tristen Trevino M.S. ATC. LAT.
Austin Preferred Spine and Sports Medicine, Austin, Texas

Stephanie Scott LAT.
Corrigan Camden High School, Corrigan,Texas

Shannon Smith M.S. ATC. LAT.
Westwood High School, Palestine, Texas

Sean Girior ATC. LAT.
St. Mary’s University Physical Therapy School