Kansas Team Health

Kansas Athletics has launched a new model of student-athlete care believed to be the first of its kind among major collegiate athletics programs.

Kansas Athletics is collaborating with The University of Kansas Health System and LMH Health to launch Kansas Team Health, a new model of care that makes the resources of The University of Kansas Health System and LMH Health available to provide the best care possible for KU student-athletes, and clearly establishes the responsibility of care with medical professionals while minimizing potential conflicts of interest between coaches and sports medicine staff.

This new model transitions approximately 40 sports medicine staff – including physicians, athletic trainers, nutritionists, wellness coordinators and, most notably, strength and conditioning coaches – from Kansas Athletics to The University of Kansas Health System. As a result, staff members now fully report to medical professionals, rather than through a physician employed by the department and reporting to Kansas Athletics administrators. This is now a true medical oversight and healthcare compliance model.

The Kansas Team Health model is believed to be the first among major universities to incorporate strength and conditioning coaches.

“We knew we had a special opportunity to be innovative and get ahead of the curve,” Chancellor Douglas Girod said. “As a result, I believe we can tell all current and future student-athletes that they’re getting the best care and training in the country at the University of Kansas.”

The new model is the result of purposeful efforts by the University of Kansas and Kansas Athletics to provide the highest level of care to student-athletes. This change positions Kansas as a national leader in addressing concerns and challenges across college athletics related to athletics department reporting structures and medical care.

Name Title Phone Email Address
Kansas Team Health
Jarrod Harrall

Head Primary Care Team Physician

Larry Magee, MD

Head Team Physician – Primary

864-7938 larmag@ku.edu
Jeffery Randall, MD

Head Team Physician – Orthopedic

Luis Salazar, MD

Assistant Team Physician – Primary Care

Polly Sheridan-Young, PA-C

Team Physician Assistant

864-7417 sheridan@ku.edu
Brian Conway

Senior Administrator

864-1290 conwayb@ku.edu
Bill Cowgill, MEd, ATC, LAT

Associate Director – Sports Medicine (MBB, MGOLF)

Trent Carter

Head Football Athletic Trainer

Ken Wainwright, MS, LAT, ATC

Certified Athletic Trainer (BSB)

864-7486 kwain@ku.edu
Ann Wallace, MSE, ATC, LAT

Certified Athletic Trainer (VB)

Jeffrey Bord

Certified Athletic Trainer (T&F, XC)

Taylor Spencer

Certified Athletic Trainer (T&F, XC)

Emily Calder

Certified Athletic Trainer (ROW)

Danielle Meyer

Certified Athletic Trainer (ROW)

Allison Florentino, MS, ATC, LAT

Certified Athletic Trainer (WSOC)

Emily Bedy, MEd, ATC, LAT

Certified Athletic Trainer (WTEN, Spirit)

Jacob Fouts

Certified Athletic Trainer (SB)

Madison Corona

Certified Athletic Trainer (WBB, WGOLF)

John Michel

Certified Athletic Trainer (FB)

Madison Beene

Assistant Athletic Trainer (FB)

Travis Pepper

Certified Athletic Trainer (FB)

Jace Puckett, MS, LAT, ATC

Certified Athletic Trainer (WSOC & BSB)

Jordan Stiers, MS, ATC, LAT, PES

Certified Athletic Trainer (S&D)

Samantha Thomas, MAT, LAT, ATC

Certified Athletic Trainer (MBB & WBB)

Kristie Baumchen, LMSW, LMAC

Director of Mental Health Services

864-4721 kbaumchen@ku.edu
Natasha Hansen, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Director of Performance Nutrition

864-6610 natasha.hansen@ku.edu
Jessica Provost

Assistant Dietitian

Stacey Potter

Assistant Dietitian (FB)

864-3392 kansasfootball@ku.edu
Luke Bradford

Director – Sports Performance (BSB, VB)

Ramsey Nijem

Director – Sports Performance (MBB)

Ally Ginkens

Assistant Sports Performance Coach (WTEN, WGOLF, ROW)

John Baumann

Assistant Sports Performance Coach (T&F, XC)

864-7489 jbaumann@ku.edu
Janie Kearl

Assistant Sports Performance Coach (WBB, WSOC)

Stryder Blackburn

Sport's Performance Coach (WBB)

Matt Gildersleeve

Director of Sports Performance (FB)

Tarik Muse

Assistant Sports Performance Coach (FB)

Stewart Young

Assistant Sports Performance Coach (T&F, XC)

Conor McNally

Assistant Sports Performance Coach (FB)

D'Anthony Knight

Assistant Sports Performance Coach (FB)

Sarah Ptak

Nutrition Graduate Assistant

Alex Sauza

Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant (ROW, Cheer, Dance, WGolf)

Brieanna Brennan

Kansas Team Health Operations Coordinator

785-864-0896 Bbrennan5@kumc.edu