Dr. Brian Johnston, MSS, ATC, OTC
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine
Athletic Training
PHONE: (423) 439-4007 EMAIL: johnstob@mail.etsu.edu
Dr. Brian Johnston, MSS, ATC, OTC

Brian Johnston is entering his eleventh year as Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine. A former graduate of the NATA approved Athletic Training curriculum, Brian has been associated with East Tennessee State University for several years.

After graduating from ETSU in 1998, Brian worked with Southeastern Sports Medicine in Asheville, NC and then at Greenwood High School where he taught Anatomy and Physiology and oversaw the schools athletic training needs. Brian rejoined the ETSU Athletic Training Staff in 2001 as the Assistant Athletic Trainer where he oversaw the Buccaneer Football team for three years. During that time, he assisted the sports medicine staff with the Pittsburgh Steelers in mini camp sessions. In 2003, Brian became the interim head athletic trainer and interim Clinic Director for the Jerry Robertson BucSports Athletic Medicine Center. 

Brian serves as the primary athletic trainer for football while overseeing all functions of BucSports Athletic Medicine Center. He also has responsibilities for baseball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, track and field, cross country, men’s golf, and women’s golf.

The Knoxville, Tennessee native received his Ph.D. in Sport Physiology and Performance in 2014 from ETSU (Dissertation:
Exploring the use of a jumps protocol as a return-to-play guideline following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction).  He received Masters in Sport Science Degree from the United States Sports Academy in 2002 and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Training in 1998. He is a certified instructor for CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, Southeastern Athletic Trainer’s Association, and Tennessee Athletic Trainer’s Society. Brian currently resides in Johnson City and is married to the former Sherri Saltys (ETSU ‘98) and have three children, Derek, Isaac, and Sam.

Athletic Training
Dr. Brian Johnston, MSS, ATC, OTC
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine
Brett Lewis, MA, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer for Male Sports
Carmen Brown, MA, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer for Female Sports
Nathan Barger, ATC
Graduate Assistant
Rachel Essington, ATC
Graduate Assistant
Tavarus Ferguson, ATC
Graduate Assistant
Katie Harbacevich, ATC
Graduate Assistant
Ryan Jett, ATC
Graduate Assistant
Graham Joseph, ATC
Graduate Assistant
David Montes, ATC
Graduate Assistant
Mikki Oliver, ATC
Graduate Assistant
Chelsea Puckett, ATC
Graduate Assistant
Eric Schwab, ATC
Graduate Assistant
Sierra Weaver, ATC
Graduate Assistant
Leslie Winstead, ATC
Gradudate Assistant
Dr. Ralph Mills
Team Physician
Dr. Benjamin England
Team Physician
Dr. Bart McKinney
Team Physician
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