Athletic Training Staff

 

Matt Long - Head Athletic Trainer

Matt Long

Matt Long came to Missouri Valley College in 2013 to become the head athletic trainer. Matt graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelorís degree in athletic training and kinesiology before performing his graduate assistantship at the University of Missouri. During his time as a graduate assistant at the University of Missouri, Matt provided athletic training services to the University of Missouri football team while obtaining his masterís in health education and promotion. Upon graduation, Matt remained at the University of Missouri as member of the athletic training staff and was the primary athletic trainer for the baseball team and supervised the athletic training services provided to the dance and cheerleading teams. Matt has also been an intern athletic trainer with the Carolina Panthers. Matt is responsible for the overall operation of the Missouri Valley College athletic training department and specifically the comprehensive healthcare of the Missouri Valley College football, menís volleyball, and rodeo teams. Matt also instructs in the Missouri Valley College Division of Health Sciences and was the recipient of the Missouri Valley College Student Government Association Outstanding New Faculty Award for the 2013-2014 academic year. Matt serves as a member of the Missouri Athletic Trainersí Association Honors and Awards Committee and is Vice President of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Athletic Trainersí Association. Matt is a certified athletic trainer and possesses a Missouri athletic training license. Matt currently resides in Marshall.

 

Sierra Fultz - Assistant Athletic Trainer

Sierra Fultz

Sierra graduated Graceland University with a bachelorís degree in athletic training and minors in health and psychology in 2008 before earning her masterís of arts in education administration from Lindenwood University in 2010. Sierra was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Missouri Valley College from 2008 to 2010 and provided athletic training services to the womenís wrestling team. While Sierras was a graduate assistant she assisted in hosting the Womenís Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships. During the 2011 academic year Sierra was an adjunct instructor and intern athletic trainer at Missouri Valley College and was promoted to a staff athletic trainer and instructor in the Division of Health Sciences in 2012. Sierra completed her education specialist (Ed.S) degree from Lindenwood University in 2015. Sierra has provided athletic training services at the NCAA menís wrestling national championships. Sierra is responsible for the comprehensive healthcare of the menís wrestling, baseball, and tennis teams. Sierra is a certified athletic trainer and possesses a Missouri athletic training license. A native of Atwater, California, Sierra now resides in Slater, Missouri.

 

Alex Thompson - Assistant Athletic Trainer

Alex Thompson

Alex Thompson was hired as an assistant athletic trainer and instructor in the Division of Health Sciencesat Missouri Valley College in 2015. Alex is an alumnus of the Missouri Valley College, having received bachelorís degrees in athletic training and exercise science in 2012. After graduating from Missouri Valley College, Alex was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Lindenwood University from 2012 to 2014 where he provided athletic training services to the menís soccer team. During this time Alex received a masterís of science degree in human performance from Lindenwood University. Alex performed an athletic training internship at the University of Nevada, Reno after graduating Lindenwood University where he provided athletic training services to the football and softball teams. At Missouri Valley College, Alex provides comprehensive health care to the menís soccer, womenís basketball, and menís lacrosse teams. Alex is a certified athletic trainer and possesses a Missouri athletic training license. Alex is originally from St. Louis, but currently resides in Marshall.