Athletic Training Faculty/Staff Bios

On-campus Faculty/Staff

Benito Velasquez, DA, ATC, LAT

Department Chair

Program Director

Associate Professor


Gary Diehm, MS, ATC, LAT

Head Athletic Trainer



Christanie Rodriguez, MS, ATC, LAT

Assistant Head Athletic Trainer



Caitlin Hall, MS, ATC, LAT

Assistant Athletic Trainer



William Lyons, MS, ATC, LAT

Clinical Coordinator


Annise Nalepa, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS

Assistant Athletic Trainer




Off-Campus Clinical Sites and Clinical Instructors

North Texas Rehabilitation Center


Orthopaedic and Sports Therapy Center

Steve Bailey, ATC, LAT

Jennifer Cantwell, MPT

Seretha Elkins, PT

Charlie Post, ATC, LAT


United Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center

Dr. Michael Sheen, MD (ATEP Medical Director and MSU Team Physician)

Dr. Joshua Schacter, DO

Michelle Holcomb, PA

Gerald Bodde, PT

Robert Newman, PT

Tim Thomas, ATC, LAT

Jeremy Woodward, ATC, LAT


Hirschi High School

Steven Offield, LAT


Rider High School

Dan Brown, ATC, LAT

Reid Graves, ATC, LAT


Seymour High School

Jeremy Woodward, ATC, LAT


Wichita Falls High School

Robert Doley, LAT

Dale Russell, ATC, LAT