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Defiance College Sports Medicine features some of the finest facilities in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III.  

After recent renovations were completed to the athletic facilities on the campus of Defiance College, Yellow Jackets student-athletes now have access to one of the most comprehensive departments in the region. 

Boasting three separate locations within the Defiance Athletics sports complex, the Athletic Training team makes sure the student-athletes here at Defiance College receive the best treatment possible.

The DC Athletic Training main office is located on the south side of the Karl H. Weaner Community Center. The staff also works out of athletic training rooms located within Justin F. Coressel Stadium, as well as the Duane C. Hocking Athletic Training room within the new George M. Smart Athletic Center.

Under the direction of Head Athletic Trainer Kevin Tong and Associate Athletic Trainer Kathleen Westfall, and Assistant Athletic Trainer Matt Slattman. Defiance College Athletic Training works tirelessly to make sure our student-athletes receive the highest level of care possible. 

The staff also features a comprehensive medical team that features physicians in a variety of medical specialties.

Athletic Training Forms:

Sports Ware Introduction Letter
Athletic Insurance Information Letter
Substance Abuse Policy
Concussion Information 
Sickle Cell Information
Sickle Cell Testing Information
Emergency Action Plan


Full-Time Athletic Training Staff

Kevin Tong
Head Athletic Trainer 
Telephone: (419) 783-2369
  Matt Slattman
Assistant Athletic Trainer 
Telephone: (419) 783-2433
  Makayla McAvoy
Assistant Athletic Trainer 
Telephone: (419) 783-2379

Athletic Training Graduate Assistants

Alex'a Hill
Tyezhe' Wilson





Lindsey Spitnale-Slattman

Team Nurse Practitioner




 Team Massage Therapist 


Carrie Radzik