Defiance College Sports Medicine features some of the finest facilities in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III.  

After recent renovations were completed to the athletic facilities on the campus of Defiance College, Yellow Jackets student-athletes now have access to one of the most comprehensive departments in the region.

Boasting three separate locations within the Defiance Athletics sports complex, the Athletic Training team makes sure the student-athletes here at Defiance College receive the best treatment possible.

The DC Athletic Training main office is located on the south side of the Karl H. Weaner Community Center. The staff also works out of athletic training rooms located within Justin F. Coressel Stadium, as well as the Duane C. Hocking Athletic Training room within the new George M. Smart Athletic Center.

Under the direction of head athletic trainer Kevin Tong, Associate Athletic Trainer Kathleen Westfall and Assistant Athletic Trainer Andrew Bacon, Defiance College Athletic Training works tirelessly to make sure our student-athletes receive the highest level of care possible.

Defiance College also features the Athletic Training undergraduate program that enhances the services provided to the athletic teams.

The staff also features a comprehensive medical team that features six physicians in a variety of medical specialties. 


Full Time Athletic Training Staff
Kevin Tong
Kevin Tong
Head Athletic Trainer
Tel: (419) 783-2340
Fax: (419) 783-2369
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Kathleen Westfall
Kathleen Westfall
Associate Athletic Trainer, SWA,
Clinical Education Coordinator
Tel: (419) 783-2345
Fax: (419) 783-2369
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 Andrew Bacon
Andrew Bacon
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Tel: (419) 783-2433
Fax: (419) 783-2369
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Nick Albertson
 Nick Albertson
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
Tel: (419) 785-2829
Fax: (419) 783-2369
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Samantha Grove
 Samantha Grove
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
Tel: (419) 785-2829
Fax: (419) 783-2369
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Team Massage Therapist

Carrie Radzik
Defiance College Team Physicians

Dr. William Finerty
Head Team Physician

Dr. Kirk Davis

Dr. Kellee Schweitzer

Dr. Gary Okuley

Dr. J.D. Reeves


Student Athletic Trainers    

Sammie Basham
(So. • Bellville, Ohio)

Jacob Bickel
(So. • Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Zack Bires
(So. • Amherst, Ohio)

Andrew Delagrange
(Sr. • Auburn, Ind.)

Jordan Drake
(Sr. • Maumee, Ohio)

Adam Harner
(So. • New London, Ohio)

Gabriel Marquez
(So. • Porterville, Calif.)

Savannah Marquez
(Sr. • Porterville, Calif.)
Makayla McAvoy
(Sr. • Mt. Gilead, Ohio)

Kassie Memmer
(So. • Bowling Green, Ohio)

Jordan Michel
(Sr. • St. Mary's, Ohio)
Hope Neargarder
(Jr. • Union City, Ohio)

Michael Parker
(So. • Indianapolis, Ind.)

Brittany Pease
(Sr. • Marysville, Ohio)
Marcus Pompey
(Jr. • Marcellus, Mich.)

Eryn Porter
(So. • Defiance, Ohio)

Meredith Remy
So. • Mansfield, Ohio
Allison Rowland
(Sr. • Westerville, Ohio)

Diego Sanchez
(So. • Kissimmee, Fla.)

Jill Schneider
(Jr. • Botkins, Ohio)
Alyson Seibert
(So. • Toledo, Ohio)

Alexis Walker
(Jr. • Fort Myers, Fla.)

Megan Warren
(Jr. • Mason, Ohio)