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
Zachary Creighton, ATC, LAT

Zachary Creighton, ATC, LAT

Assistant Athletic Trainer (MBB, MCC)

Phone (219) 464-5236

Zach Creighton (MS, ATC, CES, PES) joined the Valpo Sports Medicine staff for the 2016-17 athletic year, working primary with men’s basketball and men’s cross country.

Creighton came to Valpo after a three-year stint as the head athletic trainer for the Fort Wayne Komets professional hockey team. He coordinated every aspect of day-to-day sports medicine care for professional athletes in addition to maintaining athletic training equipment and administering daily treatment, rehabilitation and management of injury/illness.

Creighton served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Michigan State University from August 2011 to July 2013, working with football and men’s and women’s swimming and diving.

During his undergraduate days at Purdue University, Creighton served as senior athletic training student for men’s basketball and assisted in providing coverage for every basketball practice and home and road competition under the supervision of the staff athletic trainer. He was also an athletic training student intern with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers in 2010, learning how an efficient NFL training camp is run as an athletic trainer.

Creighton graduated from Michigan State in 2013 with a master’s in education with a concentration in athletic training. He earned the Ken and Kirsten Zisholz Outstanding Athletic Training Graduate Student Award. He graduated from Purdue in 2011 with a bachelor’s in athletic training and was honored as the Most Outstanding Athletic Training Student in 2010-11.

Creighton has numerous qualifications including specialization in Osteopathic Manual Medicine, education in Postural Restoration Institute techniques, certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and training in the following programs – ImPACT testing, Electronic Medical Records System (EMR), Sports Injury Monitoring (SIMS) and Sports Ware.