SWIMDIVE SPORTS MEDICINE
The mission of the Georgia Tech Sports Medicine Department is to provide comprehensive health care to the student athletes of Georgia Tech. This is accomplished through education and prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation of all athletic related injuries. The department will maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards to insure the student athlete receives the highest level of healthcare.
The vision of the Georgia Tech Sports Medicine Department is to continue to grow, through research, education, and a commitment to excellence in order to provide the best possible health care to our student-athletes.
THE GEORGIA TECH SPORTS MEDICINE STAFF NUMBERS NEARLY 40 PEOPLE, INCLUDING 14 DOCTORS, SEVEN STAFF ATHLETIC TRAINERS AND TWO PHYSICAL THERAPISTS.
WE HAVE SEVEN ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOMS TO CARE FOR OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES.
OUR CHIROPRACTOR IS THE ONLY THREE-TIME FOOTBALL ALL-AMERICAN IN GT HISTORY.
OUR HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER, JAY SHOOP, IS IN THREE HALLS OF FAME (EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, SOUTHEAST ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION, GEORGIA ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION)
OUR SPORTS MEDICINE CLINIC HAS TREATED PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES (INCLUDING TWO ALL-STARS AND A GOLD GLOVE WINNER), OLYMPIANS, A FORMER PRESIDENT, A NOBLE PEACE PRIZE WINNER, ACTORS, AND MANY OTHERS.
DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE (FOOTBALL, GOLF)
Jay Shoop, a 40-year veteran of the sports medicine profession, returned to Georgia Tech in 2002 as director of sports medicine after a year as head trainer for the Detroit Lions. Shoop, who oversees all areas of the sports medicine program for the Yellow Jackets’ 17 varsity sports, previously served as Tech’s director of sports medicine and head trainer from 1987-1999.
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER (VOLLEYBALL, SOFTBALL)
Gilson joined the Georgia Tech staff in 1997 and is responsible for the care of the Tech volleyball team. She also oversees the softball team’s healthcare as well. Gilson has also worked women’s basketball and with most of the women’s sports in her time with the Yellow Jackets.
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER (FOOTBALL, M&W TENNIS)
Shiao joined the Jackets’ full time staff in 2009. Her primary role is football assistant athletic trainer; she also oversees the men’s and women’s tennis teams. Shiao is no stranger to Georgia Tech. Previously, she was a graduate assistant at Tech working with women’s tennis and football as well as an intern before her assistantship.
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER (BASEBALL)
One of the veterans in the Georgia Tech baseball program is trainer Walter Smith, whose primary responsibility with the Tech athletic program is serving as the trainer for the baseball team. Smith, 59, joined the Tech sports medicine staff in 1985 and has seen six of the Yellow Jackets’ ACC championships, 21 NCAA regional appearances and all three College World Series trips.
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER (MEN’S BASKETBALL, M&W SWIMMING)
Stewart assumed the role of men’s basketball athletic trainer for the Jackets in August 2007. He also oversees the care for the men’s and women’s swimming team. Stewart came to Georgia Tech from Virginia Tech, where he was an assistant athletic trainer for football as well as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for football and men’s soccer before working for the Hokies full-time. During his time at Virginia Tech, Stewart also served as assistant athletic trainer for Cologne Centurions of NFL Europe.
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER (WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, CHEERLEADING)
Tucker joined the Yellow Jackets in 2009 and she serves as the athletic trainer for the women’s basketball team. Tucker also oversees the care for the cheerleading squad.
Felicia came to Georgia Tech after spending one season at Winston-Salem State. During her time at State, she was responsible for the volleyball and women’s basketball teams.
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER (M&W CROSS COUNTRY, M&W TRACK & FIELD)
Wolfkoff joined the Yellow Jacket staff in 2008 and is responsible for the care of the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams. Wolkoff came to Georgia Tech from Progressive Health Aviation Services where he worked for one year. Before that he was the head athletic trainer at LaGrange College for 10 years where he oversaw all aspects of medical care and coverage for a 16-sport athletic program.
Randy Rhino – Chiropractor
Charlie Ridgeway – Physical Therapist
Gina Thompson – Insurance Coordinator
Angelo Galante – Team Physician
John Xerogeanes – Team Orthopedist
Aaron King – Team Dentist
Gary Lourie – Orthopedic Consultant
John Cantwell – Team Cardiologist
Amadeus Mason – Team Physician, Track and Field
Frank Pickens – Team Physician, Baseball
Linnette Sells – Team Physician, Women’s Basketball
Spero Karas – Orthopedic Consultant, Baseball
SWIMDIVE SPORTS MEDICINE
- ALL-AROUND SUCCESS
- AMATEUR AND INTERNATIONAL MEN’S COMPETITION
- BASEBALL ACADEMICS
- BASEBALL COACHES BIOS
- BASEBALL PLAYER BIOS
- BASEBALL SPORTS MEDICINE
- BASEBALL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
- BASEBALL WINNING TRADITION
- BASKETBALL ACADEMICS
- BASKETBALL COACHES BIOS
- BASKETBALL SPORTS MEDICINE
- BASKETBALL SUCCESS AFTER TECH
- BRIAN GREGORY
- BRUCE HEPPLER
- BUILDING ON TRADITION
- CITY OF ATLANTA
- COURTNEY SHEALY HART
- CROSS COUNTRY COACHES BIOS
- CROSS COUNTRY STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
- GEORGE C. GRIFFIN TRACK & FIELD FACILITY
- GEORGIA TECH AQUATIC CENTER
- GOLF ACADEMICS
- GOLF FACILITIES
- GOLF PLAYER BIOS
- GOLF STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
- HISTORY AND RECORDS
- IN THE MEN’S BASEBALL COMMUNITY
- IN THE WOMEN’S BASEBALL COMMUNITY
- INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION
- INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
- JACKETS IN THE MLB
- MACHELLE JOSEPH
- MCCAMISH PAVILION
- NATIONAL AWARDS
- NCAA-ACC SUCCESS
- O’KEEFE GYM
- OLYMPIC SUCCESS
- SHARON PERKINS
- SOFTBALL ACADEMICS
- SOFTBALL SPORTS MEDICINE
- SOFTBALL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
- SUPPLEMENTAL STAFF
- SUPPORT STAFF
- SWIMDIVE ACADEMICS
- SWIMDIVE COACHES BIOS
- SWIMDIVE MEN’S BIOS
- SWIMDIVE SPORTS MEDICINE
- SWIMDIVE STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
- SWIMDIVE WOMEN’S BIOS
- TECH’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
- TFCC BIOS
- TFCC SPORTS MEDICINE
- THE ATLANTIC BASEBALL COAST CONFERENCE
- THE ATLANTIC BASKETBALL COAST CONFERENCE
- THE ATLANTIC GOLF COAST CONFERENCE
- TONYA JOHNSON
- VOLLEBALL COACHES BIOS
- VOLLEYBALL PLAYER BIOS
- VOLLEYBALL SPORTS MEDICINE
- VOLLEYBALL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
- VOLLEYBALL SUCCESS AFTER TECH
- WOMEN BASKETBALL COACHES BIOS
- WOMEN BASKETBALL PLAYER BIOS
- WOMEN’S BIOS
- Yellow Jacket Insider
- ZELNAK CENTER