Sports Medicine
Nathan Twedt, ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer (FB, MTE, WTE, MGO, WGO)
Rebekah Reichard, ATC, LAT
Associate Athletic Trainer (VB, SFT)
Ken DeAngelis, ATC, LAT
Assistant Athletic Trainer (MBB, MCC, Cheer, Crusaderettes)
Stephen Jones, ATC, LAT
Assistant Athletic Trainer (WBB, WCC, BOWL)
Kaleb Ellison, ATC
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer (FB, BSE)
Nicole DeMarco, ATC
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer (FB, SWIM)
Katelyn Dye, ATC
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer (WSO, TF)
Amanda Bafia
Athletics Insurance Coordinator
Full List
Stephen Jones, ATC, LAT

Stephen Jones, ATC, LAT

Assistant Athletic Trainer (WBB, WCC, BOWL)

Phone (219) 464-5236
Email Stephen.Jones@valpo.edu

Stephen Jones joined the Valpo Sports Medicine staff in September 2019 as an Assistant Athletic Trainer. He serves as the athletic trainer for the women’s basketball, women’s cross country and women’s bowling programs.

Jones joins Valpo’s staff after spending the last year as an assistant athletic trainer at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. He provided athletic training services to the NCAA Division I baseball program while assisting with Division-I FCS football coverage.

Prior to his time in Tennessee, Jones served as an assistant athletic trainer for men’s and women’s soccer, golf and baseball at the University of Indianapolis from February 2014 to June 2018. He ran a weekly orthopedic clinic with the team physician and oversaw the transition from paper-based medical records to an electronic-based system.

Jones was the interim head athletic trainer at Albion College in Albion, Mich. during the summer of 2013, part of his stint at Albion as an assistant athletic trainer that spanned from August 2012 to February 2014. He was one of three athletic trainers and provided daily treatments, evaluations and coverage of games and practices for 22 teams. His primary responsibilities were men’s and women’s soccer, men’s basketball, men’s and women’s track and field and baseball.

From August 2009 to June 2011, Jones was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Western Michigan University, where he provided athletic training services for the Division-I women’s gymnastics and volleyball teams. He covered all practices and home and away competitions. During the 2007 and 2008 summers, Jones interned with the Indianapolis Colts sports medicine department.

Jones holds numerous athletic training certifications and memberships. He received his master’s of science in exercise and sports medicine from Western Michigan in December 2011 after earning a bachelor of science in athletic training from the University of Indianapolis in May 2009.