The Athletic Training program at Alma College exists to provide student-athletes with an opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics in a healthy and safe environment. Our goals are prevention, first aid, evaluation and treatment of athletic-related injuries, follow-up and rehabilitation, and counseling on available treatment options. We will help provide the medical resources necessary to allow student-athletes to return to play as soon and as safe as possible.


Dr. Matthew Taylor, MD, and Dr. Jack Pinney, MD, are our team physicians and this is a part of a partnership with WellSport Sports Medicine, a division of MidMichigan Health System.

Maggie Ross, P.A.-C. is the medical director of the on-campus Wilcox Medical Center. She has several years of sports medicine experience and is especially helpful with general medical conditions.

Brett Knight, Danielle Knight, Brady Hopkins, Catherine Newman, Sydney Bryce, Denny Griffin and Phil Andre are all certified and licensed athletic trainers. They provide sports health care for injured athletes and are responsible for the daily operation of the Athletic Training room.

Athletic Training Students assist the professional staff in the Athletic Training Room and by providing supervised coverage at practices and games. These clinical experiences help them meet the requirements for Alma College’s major in Athletic Training.


J.T Pinney, M.D., medical director for WellSport, is with MidMichigan Physicians Group. He is a board certified family physician with a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine from the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Pinney is a team physician for the Great Lakes Loons baseball team. Dr. Pinney works with a team of other experts throughout the middle of Michigan to evaluate, manage and treat patients in the most effective and efficient manner possible. This team includes: Rehabilitation professionals such as athletic trainers, physical therapists and occupational therapists who have specific expertise in working with athletes and treating specific injuries; Orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in each patient's specific injury; and other specialists as needed to address conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, weight management and arthritis that can limit an athlete's performance.


Maggie Ross, PA-C

Maggie Ross is the Physician Assistant at the Wilcox Medical Center on the campus of Alma College. She earned her undergraduate degree from Kenyon College and attended Physician Assistant School at Central Michigan University. She also helps teach units on General Medical Conditions and Public Heath with the Athletic Training Education Program.

Maggie can be reached at (989) 463-7181 or

Amber Herman, RN-ADN

Amber Herman is the Registered Nurse at the Wilcox Medical Center on the campus of Alma College. She earned her degree from Mid-Michigan Community College. She also instructs units on General Medical Conditions and Public Health within the Athletic Training Education Program.

Amber can be reached at (989) 463-7181 or


The Alma College Athletic Training staff operates out of the Athletic Training Room in the Hogan Physical Education Center. The Athletic Training Room is open during the entire school year. Hours are as follows:


• Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. (new injuries and rehabilitation)
1:00 p.m. until end of practice (pre-practice set-up & practice)

• Saturday
Home Athletic Events ONLY (Hours will vary)

Winter & Spring

• Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. (new injuries and rehabilitation)
1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. (pre-practice set-up & practice)

• Saturday
Home Athletic Events ONLY (Hours will vary)

Athletic Training Room Mailing Address:

Athletic Training
Hogan Center
Alma College
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801
Fax: 989-463-7431


Brett Knight, MS, AT, ATC, CES
Head Athletic Trainer
(0) 989-463-7288

Brady Hopkins MS, AT, ATC, CES
Associate Athletic Trainer
(O): 989-463-7484

Catherine Newman MS, AT, ATC, CSCS
Assistant Athletic Trainer
(O): 989-463-7989

Sydney Bryce AT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
(O): 989-463-7485

WellSport Sports Medicine
Alma College Team Physician
(O) 989-837-9350

Maggie Ross, P.A.-C.
Wilcox Medical Center
(O) 989-463-7181


Phillip Andre MS, AT, ATC
Director of Athletic Training Program
(0) 989-463-7430

Danielle Knight MS, AT, ATC, PES
Director of Clinical Education
(O): 989-463-7429

Denny Griffin MA, AT, ATC
Instructor of Athletic Training
(O) 989-463-7988