The Sports Medicine team at Blinn College is dedicated to the prevention of athletic injuries and keeping athletes healthy. We service Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Volleyball, Football, Cheer and Dance. Blinn offers courses designed to help student trainers grow in their knowledge of athletic training. The athletic training program is involved with many aspects of the athletic department and receives recognition for the work that it does. Blinn places an emphasis on practical and cognitive knowledge and recognition of injuries. Blinn takes pride in the athletic training program and rewards them by taking the annual trip to the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association meeting.
For information on becoming a Blinn College student athletic trainer, please fill out our Prospective Student Athletic Trainer Questionnaire.
Athletic Trainer - Donna Jones
Blinn student athletes got a veteran athletic trainer in their corner when Donna Jones joined the Bucs in 2009. Jones was a key member of the Texas A&M University athletic training staff since July 1990. Originally the sole provider of athletic training coverage for all of women's athletics, Jones witnessed a tremendous amount of growth in athletic training and sports coverage. The veteran athletic trainer was recognized at the 2002 National Athletic Trainers Association annual meeting for serving in the field of athletic training for the past 25 years.
Born and raised in South Houston, Jones graduated from South Houston High School in 1975. She played softball for Texas A&M in 1977-78. She also worked as a student athletic trainer from 1978 to 1981. In 1979, Jones graduated with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. Following graduation and her apprenticeship in athletic training, Jones accepted a position with the Houston I.S.D. where she worked for eight years. She then spent a one-year stint as an athletic trainer at Rice University before returning to A&M. Jones also returned to the classroom and completed her Master’s of Education (Health Education) in 1993.
A nationally-certified member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and a state licensed athletic trainer, Jones has spent countless hours as an advocate for the health and well being of student athletes. She was instrumental in the development of the Eating Disorders Protocol for the Texas A&M Athletic Department, and has advised and encouraged other universities in the development of their protocols.
Jones has two sons. Matt is a computer technologist at St. Joseph Regional Health Center whose wife, Jessica, is a pharm D at St. Joseph Hospital Intensive Care Unit in Bryan, TX. Mark is a correctional officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Donna enjoys singing, camping and playing with her two grandchildren (Hallie and Asher) in her spare time.
Education: University of Texas at Houston
Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine