The Sports Medicine team at Blinn College is dedicated to the care and prevention of athletic injuries and the general health of the athletes serving Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Volleyball, Football, Cheer and Dance. Blinn offers courses designed to help student assistant 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 the student assistant trainers by taking the annual trip to the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association meeting.
For information on becoming a Blinn College student assistant athletic trainer, please email head athletic trainer Donna Jones at Donna.Jones@blinn.edu and answer the following questions:
- Date of birth
- Home phone number
- Blinn student I.D.
- Home address
- Email address
- Cell phone number
- Names of parents
- Name of high school and graduation date
- High school address and phone number
- Grade point average and class rank
- Intended major
- Name of high school athletic trainer and phone number
- How many years have you been a student assistant athletic trainer?
- What sports have you worked?
- What sports are you interested in working?
- Why do you want to become a Blinn College student assistant athletic trainer?
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 25 years. Ms. Jones has now been in the field of Athletic Training for 40 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 with Dignity Health. His wife, Jessica, is a Pharm D and Clinical Manager of the ICU at St. Joseph Hospital Intensive Care Unit in Bryan, TX. Mark is currently a transportation associate for food services. Donna enjoys singing, camping and most importantly spending time with her grandchildren, Hallie, 4, and Asher, 21 months.
Joseph J. Iero, MD
Education: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Residency: UT Health Science Center, San Antonio
Board Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
Kelly C. McDonald, MD
Education: Baylor College of Medicine
Certifications: American Board of Family Practice
Specialty: Family Medicine Primary Care