Sports Medicine



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, Soccer, Golf, Cheer and Dance. Blinn offers courses designed to help student athletic 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.

For information on becoming a Blinn College student athletic trainer, please email head athletic trainer Donna Jones at and answer the following questions and attach reference list and resume:

1. Name

2. Date of birth

3. Blinn student I.D.

4. Home address

5. Email address

6. Cell phone number

7. Names of parents

8. Name of high school and graduation date

9. Grade point average and class rank

10. Intended major

11. Name of high school athletic trainer and phone number and email

12. How many years have you been a student athletic trainer?

13. What sports have you worked?

14. What sports are you interested in working?

15. Why do you want to become a Blinn College student athletic trainer?

16. What quality can you bring to the athletic training program?

Blinn College’s Sports Medicine Program celebrates National Athletic Training Month - March 27, 2019

2019-20 Blinn College Athletic Trainers Roster

Head Athletic Trainer - Donna Jones

Blinn student athletes received 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 1977-1981. 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, one daughter-in-law, two granddaughters, Hallie and Scarlett, and two grandsons, Asher and Alex. Her son, Mark, is a contract construction worker, and especially enjoys framing homes and her son, Matt, is a computer technologist for Dignity Health. Her daughter-in-law, Jessica is a pharmacy doctor and manages the ICU unit at St. Joseph's in Bryan. In her spare time, Jones loves to spoil her grandchildren and to sing. 

Athletic Trainer - Lauren Moreno 

Athletic Trainer - Gene Kirkpatrick 

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

Dr. Joseph Iero joined CHI St. Joseph Health Orthopaedic Associates after completion of an Orthopaedic residency in San Antonio, Texas and a Sports Medicine fellowship in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Iero treats a wide range of orthopedic injuries with a special interest in sports medicine, shoulder and knee problems. He speaks Italian and enjoys Italian wine and cuisine. He and his wife have three children.

Kelly C. McDonald, MD

Education: Baylor College of Medicine

Certifications: American Board of Family Practice

Specialty: Family Medicine Primary Care