TCU Horned Frogs


2013-14 TCU Athletics Training Staff

Chris Hall
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine
Sport Responsibilities: Men's Basketball, Men's and Women's Golf
Email: c.hall@tcu.edu

Chris Hall is completing his 30th year on staff at TCU with primary team responsibilities overseeing the Men's Basketball program as well as taking care of both the Men's and Women's Golf programs. His administrative duties include the budgetary oversight of the Athletic Training - Sports Medicine area, maintenance of the universities 4 Sports Medicine facilities located on campus and coordinating the medical coverage for all of the 450+ student-athletes within the Athletic Department. Additionally, he also is in charge of handling the day to day operations of the Physician Suite operated by the Athletic Departments Team Physicians.

David Gable
Associate Director for Sports Medicine
Sport Responsibilities: Football
Email: d.gable@tcu.edu

David Gable enters his 11th season as the Head Athletic Trainer for football at TCU and his 7th year as the Associate Director of Sports Medicine. He is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association and Licensed in the state of Texas. In addition to his primary responsibility of health care to the football team, Gable's additional duties include managing the new 6000 square foot Walsh Sports Medicine Center as well as inventory control and purchasing for the Sports Medicine department. He also oversees TCU's summer sports camps, serves as the Director of the Gatorade summer camp and Director of the TCU/SMU Athletic Training workshop for high school students along with general administrative duties within the department. Gable also serves as an instructor within the preceptor Athletic Training Education Program.

Valerie Tinklepaugh-Hairston
Assistant Athletic Trainer/Athletic Insurance Coordinator
Sport Responsibilities: Women's Basketball, Rifle
Email: v.hairston@tcu.edu

Valerie Tinklepaugh-Hairston is entering her sixth year as an assistant athletic trainer working with Women's Basketball and Rifle. At TCU, Tinklepaugh-Hairston is responsible for the prevention and care of injuries and illnesses for student athletes and well as coordinating athletic insurance. She also serves as a preceptor for the athletic training education program and works as an adjunct professor in the department.

Danny Wheat
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Sport Responsibilities: Baseball
Email: j.wheat@tcu.edu

Danny Wheat enters his ninth year as an athletic trainer at TCU. Wheat is responsible for athletic injury recognition and care, treatment and rehabilitation of the Horned Frogs' baseball team.

Lauren Crawford
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Sport Responsibilities: Volleyball, Men's Tennis
Email: l.crawford@tcu.edu

Lauren Crawford has been with the TCU athletic training program as an assistant athletic trainer since July of 2007. She assists with the day-to-day operations of the athletic training room and works primarily with the Women's Volleyball and Men's Tennis teams. Crawford has professional certification in athletic training from the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) and is a member of the NATA and the Southwest Athletic Trainer's Association. She also has certifications from the American Red Cross (CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer).

Kyle Kuykendall
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Sport Responsibilities: Football
Email: kyle.kuykendall@tcu.edu

Kyle Kuykendall is in his second season as the assistant athletic trainer for the TCU football team. Kuykendall came to TCU this summer from Texas Health Care: Bone and Joint Clinic, where he worked as a Physician Extender, alongside several TCU sports medicine physicians.

Tricia Jamison
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Sport Responsibilities: Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis
Email: p.b.jamison@tcu.edu

Tricia Jamison is in her fourth year at Texas Christian University. She spent two years working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving team, while pursuing her Masters of Liberal Arts. Jamison is in her second year as an assistant athletic trainer with women's soccer and tennis.

Mike Baum
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Sport Responsibilities: Football
Email: m.baum@tcu.edu

Ashley Stone
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Sport Responsibilities: Track & Field
Email: ashley.e.stone@tcu.edu

Ben Stefka
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
Sport Responsibilities: Swimming & Diving
Email: b.stefka@tcu.edu

Mary Blochberger
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
Sport Responsibilities: Equestrian
Email: m.blochberger@tcu.edu