Mission Statement

The Sports Medicine Department embraces the mission of both the Athletic Department and the University. In addition, it is the mission of the Sports Medicine staff to offer the best care to each student-athlete.


Facilities

Mabee Center Athletic Training Facility

Aerobics Center Athletic Training Facility

J.L. Johnson Athletic Training Facility 


Athletic Training Staff

John Joslin John Joslin
Director of Sports Medicine
Phone: 918-495-7952 or 918-495-6806

Email

John Joslin has been at ORU since 2008, and serves as the Director of Sports Medicine.

Joslin came to ORU after spending the previous three years as Head Athletic Trainer for the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Developmental League. 

A 1988 graduate of the University of Tulsa, Joslin worked at EOOC for 23 years, where was responsible for patient education, outreach programs for local high schools and contract event coverage. He also assisted athletic training students during clinical rotations.

Joslin gained valuable experience as Head Athletic Trainer for the Tulsa Ambush of the National Professional Soccer League from 1991-1992. He also served an internship with the NFL’s New England Patriots in 1986.

A member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the former chairman of the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association (1997-2005), Joslin is certified by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, as well as the NATA.

Joslin has a daugther, Mikayla,  a stepson, Brandon, and a grandaughter, Cheyenne.

 

Emily Calder Emily Calder
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: 918-495-7968 or 918-495-6806
Email

Emily Calder joined the ORU Sports Medicine staff in August of 2013 after serving two years as a graduate assistant at the University of Kansas. At KU, Calder worked with the swimming and diving programs, and assisted with the athletic training needs for women’s basketball, women’s tennis, football and the KU Relays track and field event.

While in Lawrence, Calder had the opportunity to work with the MLB All-Star Fantasy camp, the Youth Soccer President’s Cup and a number of KU summer camps. While working with the OrthoKansas Orthopedic Group, Calder covered other local high school events.

During the summer of 2012, Calder was the Gatorade Camp Manager at the University of Kansas, supervising 25 employees to cover football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, track, soccer, tennis, swimming and volleyball camps.

Calder graduated Suma Cum Laude from Park University with a 3.97 GPA, while earning NAIA Academic All-American honors as the captain of the softball team. While a student, she worked with the Avila University football and men’s basketball programs, the Kansas City Community College men’s soccer and men’s basketball programs and various programs at Park Hill South HS. As a senior, she worked with rehabilitation services at Centerpointe Medical Center.

Myles Wilcox Myles Wilcox
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: 918-495-6673
Email

Myles Wilcox (MA, ATC/L) joined the ORU Sports Medicine staff during the summer of 2015 after a Seasonal Athletic Training Internship with the Atlanta Falcons.

While with the Falcons, Wilcox assisted with the administration of therapeutic modalities, monitored athletes during rehabilitation exercises and aided with practices and games.

Prior to going to Atlanta, Wilcox was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at UTEP, where he earned his Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies. While earning his degree, Wilcox was responsible for injury/illness prevention, treatment, design and implementation of rehabilitation services for the Miner’s football team. He also assisted with the student education program and worked with the men’s golf and women’s soccer programs.

A 2012 graduate of the University of Kansas, Wilcox worked as a student athletic trainer for the KU football, track and field, volleyball and women’s basketball teams. During the summer of 2010 and 2011, Wilcox was a summer intern the Kansas City Chiefs.

Wilcox is board certified, CPR/AED Certified, and has basic training in the Graston Technique. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and is married to Stacy Wilcox.

Brian Rios Brian Rios
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: 918-495-6806
Email

Brian Rios is in his first season with as a graduate assistant with the Oral Roberts University athletic training staff. Rios will serve as the primary athletic trainer for ORU’s volleyball and tennis programs.

Rios spent three seasons serving as a student athletic trainer at his alma mater, the University of Kansas. While at KU, Rios worked heavily with the Jayhawk volleyball and swim & dive teams. He assisted with all athletic training duties, including injury prevention and evaluation, sports medicine and rehabilitation. Rios also worked with the KU football team, assisting with practice and game preparation, including taping, treatment and rehabilitation.

Rios also led the athletic training efforts at Free State High School in Lawrence, Kan., during his undergraduate career. At Free State, Rios oversaw the athletic training efforts for the school’s basketball, soccer, baseball, softball and track & field squads.

Prior to enrolling at KU, Rios spent two seasons at Pratt Community College, where he was a vital part of the athletic training staff. At Pratt, Rios oversaw practices and games for a wide variety of sports, including volleyball, basketball, wrestling and rodeo. He also worked closely with visiting teams, assuring that their athletic training needs were met while on the Pratt campus.

Rios has worked a wide variety of events in his athletic training career, including the 6A Kansas State Baseball Tournament, the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship and the Kansas Relays track meet. He is a NATA student member and  was selected to the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

A native of Lawrence, Rios received his B.S. in athletic training from KU. He resides in Tulsa.

Britni Baxter Britni Baxter
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: 918-495-6806
Email

Britni Baxter is in her first year as a graduate assistant with the ORU sports medicine staff. Baxter’s main responsibilities include managing the athletic training efforts for the Golden Eagle women’s soccer and track & field teams.

Baxter comes to ORU from East Central University in Ada, where she serves as a student athletic trainer for three seasons. Baxter worked with a wide variety of teams while at ECU, including football, women’s soccer, volleyball and tennis. At ECU, Baxter created and led rehabilitation programs, supervised injury evaluations and was responsible for injury prevention and care. She also worked with visiting teams at ECU sporting events and assisted with ECU’s sports medicine record-keeping.

While at ECU, Baxter conducted observation periods at Performance Center and Valley View Regional Hospitals. At each location, she observed physical therapy sessions and orthopedic operations.

Baxter is First Aid Certified and is a member of NATA, MAATA and OATA. She was president of the Athletic Training Student Society in her senior year at ECU and was a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society.

Baxter is a native of Checotah, Okla., and she graduated from East Central in May of 2014 with a B.S. in athletic training. She resides in Tulsa.

 

Trisha Shannon Trisha Shannon
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: 918-495-6806
Email
 

Trisha Shannon (M.Ed., LAT, ATC) joined the ORU Sports Medicine staff prior to the 2015-16 season and assists in the medical care of the men's soccer and track & field programs. She is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer, first aid and CPR/AED certified and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association. 

A 2013 graduate of Oklahoma State University, Shannon was named the OSU Athletic Training Department Student of the Year, and was also a recipient of the Matthew Hudack Memorial Scholarship. After earning her bachelor's degree in athletic training with a clinical option, Shannon went on to earn her master's degree in education from Central Methodist. 

At CMU, Shannon worked with the women's soccer program, the JV men's basketball team and also assisted with spring football. She also has experience working the CMU High School Team Football Camp and was an athletic trainer for the Show-Me State Games. 

While at OSU, Shannon worked with multiple programs, including the football and women's basketball teams. She also worked the Big XII Baseball Tournament, the Cowgirl Soccer Camp and the Travis Ford Basketball School. 

 

Team Physicians
Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center
Phone - 1-800-283-362
EOOC Physicians

 



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