Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Nathan Twedt has been promoted to the position of head athletic trainer. In addition, Zachary Creighton has joined the athletic training staff as an assistant athletic trainer.
Twedt is in his 13th year working at Valparaiso, as he began his tenure on the athletic training staff prior to the 2004-05 school year. He currently works directly with the Crusader football and swimming programs.
An active member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the College Athletic Trainers’ Society, Twedt came to Valpo after working for three years at the Great River Health Systems Center for Rehabilitation in Burlington, Iowa. He also has experience at Florida A&M, Wake Forest, and South Dakota State. Twedt received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in exercise science in 1996 and his master’s degree in sports administration from South Dakota State in 1999.
Creighton joins the Crusader athletic training staff, working with the men’s basketball program, after spending the last three years as the head athletic trainer for the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL. He also brings experience working with football, as well as swimming and diving, as a graduate assistant at Michigan State and with men’s basketball as an athletic training student at Purdue.
Creighton received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in athletic training in 2011 and went on to earn his master’s degree in education with a concentration in athletic training from Michigan State University in 2013.