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Sports Medicine Staff

Jason Porter, MS, ATC

Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine
jporter@liberty.edu
434-582-2407

Mr. Porter was named the Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine on February 1, 2012. His duties include administrating and overseeing the daily needs of the athletic training staff, graduate assistants, and working to coordinate the overall operations of Liberty University Sports Medicine. In addition, Porter is an adjunct professor in Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) and an instructor for the ACES Board of Certification (BOC) workshops.

Porter graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1997 with an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and a concentration in Sports Medicine. During his undergraduate career, Porter obtained summer positions at both the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY and the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. In 1999, Porter completed his master’s degree in sports administration at Texas Tech University while serving as a Graduate Assistant with football and track and field. Porter was the Head Athletic Trainer at Southwest Baptist University from 1999-2001 and the Head Football Athletic Trainer at Liberty during the 2002 and 2003 seasons.

From 2003 – 2008, Porter moved into full time ministry fulfilling positions as church administrator, college pastor and senior pastor in the St. Louis, MO area. While in the ministry, Porter kept his athletic training skills sharp by working as an adjunct professor at Logan College of Chiropractic, teaching in the Masters’ Program in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. Porter additionally taught Biomechanics in the Health and Sport Science department at Missouri Baptist University. Porter’s passion for both teaching and athletics, has allowed him the privilege of preaching at team chapels for the St. Louis Rams, NCAA Women’s Final Four Coaches’ Chapel, numerous FCA and AIA events, and pregame devotions for Liberty baseball and women’s basketball programs respectively.

Porter is a member of the Virginia Athletic Trainers Association (VATA) and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).  Porter also serves as an ACES BOC workshop instructor. 

In 2009, Porter returned to Liberty University when he joined the Athletic Training Education Program  faculty as the Clinical Coordinator and assistant professor teaching the practicum courses, Upper and Lower Evaluation, Medical Aspects, Community Health, and Introduction to Exercise Science. Porter is an adjunct professor in Health Science and is currently pursuing his doctorate in Educational Leadership through Liberty University.

Porter is married to Rachael and the couple has one daughter, Eden (7). The Porters currently reside in Lynchburg.

Barry Finke MS, ATC, PES, CES

Senior Associate Athletic Trainer - Head Football Athletic Trainer
bfinke@liberty.edu
434-582-7046

Mr. Finke is the senior assistant athletic trainer assigned to football. Finke completed his undergraduate work at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2000 and received his MS degree from UT Chattanooga in 2002.

Finke is married to Marry and has two children, Noah (4) and Ella (2).
 

 

Aaron Schreiner, MS, ATC, CES

Senior Associate Athletic Trainer for Men's Sports – M. Basketball/Golf/
Rehab Coordinator
aschreiner@liberty.edu
434-592-4696

Mr. Schreiner is the senior assistant athletic trainer responsible for men’s basketball as well as coordinating athletics-wide rehab. Schreiner completed his undergraduate work at Taylor University in 2002 and received his MS from the University of Toledo in 2005.

Schreiner is married to Mrs. Chelsea Schreiner
 

 


 

Dan Brown, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer - W. Soccer, Softball, Swimming
ddbrown5@liberty.edu
434-582-2451

 Mr. Brown is the assistant athletic trainer in charge of women’s soccer and softball.  He completed his undergraduate work at Western Carolina University in 2010 and is currently working on his Master’s of Business Administration - Healthcare Management.  Mr. Brown has had previous internships with Duke University’s K-Lab, Durham Bulls Triple-A baseball club, Virginia Tech, and the Baltimore Ravens.  Mr. Brown has become a part of Liberty’s athletic training staff after completing his graduate assistantship at Liberty with football, baseball, and men’s soccer teams.

 

Maggie Lindsey, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer - Football Assistant
mlindsey25@liberty.edu
434-582-2454

Maggie Lindsey joined the Liberty Sports Medicine staff in December 2013, currently holding the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer.
In her current position, Lindsey assists the head football athletic trainer in prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

She is certified through the Board of Certification (BOC), and holds memberships with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA).

Lindsey previously served as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Liberty, assisting with football, swimming & diving, women’s soccer and softball, before being promoted to a full-time position.

Prior to her time at Liberty, Lindsey was an Intern Athletic Trainer at Miami (Ohio), specializing with men’s and women’s swimming & diving.

She also spent time as an Athletes in Action Sports Performance Intern with the Xenia Scouts baseball team.

Lindsey graduated from Gardner-Webb with a Bachelor of Science in athletic training in 2011. She is on track to earn a Master of Science in sports administration from Liberty in 2014.
She currently reside in Lynchburg.
 

Ben Galley, MS, ATC, PES

Assistant Athletic Trainer - W. Basketball/Cheerleading
bagalley@liberty.edu
434-582-7457

Mr. Galley is the assistant athletic trainer in charge of women’s basketball and cheerleading. Galley graduated from Liberty with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training in 2009. The following year, he earned a master’s degree in athletic training from California (Pa.). He also owns a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certification as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES). Galley is married to Mrs. Katie Galley.

 

Mary Green, MS, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer - Track & Field/Cross Country
megreen1@liberty.edu
434-582-2744

Ms. Green serves as the assistant athletic trainer responsible for Liberty University’s track and field and cross country teams. Green completed her undergraduate work at Wingate University in 2011 and received her master’s degree from the University of South Carolina in 2013 where she was a graduate assistant with women’s golf, women’s tennis, track & field and cross country. Green has served as an athletic trainer with the international sports ministries of Athletes in Action and Fellowship of Christian Athletes on a number of summer tours traveling to Russia, the Caribbean, Guatemala and in the states with the Xenia Scouts baseball team in Ohio. 

Dan Preusser, MEd, ATC, CES

Assistant Athletic Trainer – M. Soccer/Baseball
dpreusser@liberty.edu
434-582-2414

Mr. Preusser is the assistant athletic trainer in charge of men’s soccer and baseball. Preusser completed his undergraduate work at Liberty University in 2006 and received his MS Ed degree from Virginia Tech in 2008. Preusser has had previous intern positions with The University of Michigan and The Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jen Tapken, MS, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer – Lacrosse/Field Hockey
jltapken@liberty.edu
434-582-7458

Ms. Tapken is the assistant athletic trainer responsible for women’s lacrosse and field hockey. She completed her undergraduate degree at Liberty in 2010 and received her master’s in sports science at Florida State University in 2012 where she was a graduate assistant with the women’s tennis and sand volleyball teams.

 

Sports Medicine Graduate Assistants


Laura Cook, ATC
Hometown: Media, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: Eastern '11, Athletic Training
Pursuing: Master of Public Health


Marlin Brown, ATC
Hometown: Moncks Corner, SC
Undergraduate: Charleston Southern '08, Kinesiology, '11, Athletic Training
Pursuing: Master of Science in Sports Management

 


 

 

 

 


 


 

Liberty University Health Services
Bradley Haupricht, M.D. (Head Team Physician)

The Orthopedic Center of Central Virginia
John Prahinski, M.D.
Michael Diminick, M.D.
www.occva.com

Oral Surgeon
Brian McAndrew, M.D.

Team Chiropractors
Adam Palmer, DC
Jeff Lowes, DC
www.palmerlynchburg.com

Counseling Services
Chuck Rodgers MA, LPC, LMFT
Kristen Sharrett MA, LPC
www.wyndhurstcounselingcenter.com