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Avera St. Luke's Hospital

305 South State Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
605-622-5000‎

Meet Our Sports Medicine Team

Our certified athletic trainers are highly educated and skilled professionals specializing in athletic health care. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, our athletic trainers function as integral members of the athletic health care team.

Theresa Z. Backous, MS Ed., LAT, ATC
Sports Medicine and Acceleration Manager,
Administrative/Educational Athletic Trainer, Athletic Trainer and event coverage for Aberdeen Roncalli High School

  • Education: Master of Science of Education - Northern State University; Emphasis in School Counseling

    Bachelor of Science of Education
    • Major - Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
    • Minors - Athletic Training, Coaching, Gerontology
  • Certifications: National Athletic Trainers Association Board Certified Athletic Republic Certified Administrator
  • Licenses: SD Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • Phone: (605) 626-7977
  • E-mail: theresa.backous@avera.org

Kyle Everson, BS Ed., LAT, ATC
Athletic Trainer for Aberdeen Central High School and the Acceleration Program

  • Education:Bachelor of Science - South Dakota State University
    • Major - Athletic Training
  • Certifications: National Athletic Trainers Association Board Certified Athletic Republic Certified Administrator
  • Licenses: SD Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • Email: kyle.everson@avera.org

Duffy, SeanSean Duffy, LAT, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer for Northern State and the Acceleration Program

  • Education: Bachelor of Science - South Dakota State University
    • Major - Athletic Training
  • Certifications: National Athletic Trainers Association Board Certified
  • Licenses: SD Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • E-mail: smduffy@northern.edu

Shannon CurtinShannon Curtin, MS, LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer for Northern State University and the Acceleration Program

  • Education:
    • Master of Science - Special Studies - Sport Psychology - St. Cloud State University
    • Bachelor of Science University of North Dakota
    • Major: Athletic Training
    • Minor: Health Education, Psychology
  • Certifications: National Athletic Trainers Association Board Certified
  • License: SD Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • Phone: (605) 626-7733
  • E-mail: shannon.curtin@northern.edu

Brittany Hubbart

Brittany Hubbart, MA, LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer for Presentation College and the Acceleration Program

  • Education:
    • Master of Science - Sports Administration, South Dakota State University
    • Bachelor of Science - Athletic Training, South Dakota State University
  • Certifications: National Athletic Trainers Association Board Certified
  • Licenses: SD Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • Phone: (605) 229-8343
  • E-mail: Brittany.hubbart@presentation.edu or Brittany.hubbart@avera.org

Tiffany Giese

Tiffany Giese, MATrg, LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer for Presentation College and the Acceleration Program

  • Education:
    • Master of Athletic Training- North Dakota State University
      Bachelor of Science - NDSU
    • Major: Exercise Science
    • Minor: Psychology
  • Certifications: National Athletic Trainers Association Board Certified
  • Licenses: SD Licensed Athletic Trainer

Exercise Specialist

Joe Dudley

Joe Dudley, BS, CSCC
Acceleration Supervisor

  • Education:Bachelor of Science - Northern State University
    • Major - Health, Physical Education, Recreation
    • Minors – Coaching and Political Science
  • Certifications: Athletic Republic Certified Administrator
  • Email: joe.dudley@avera.org