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

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

After graduating from ETSU in 1998, Johnston worked with Southeastern Sports Medicine in Asheville, N.C. and then at Greenwood High School where he taught Anatomy and Physiology and oversaw the schools athletic training needs. Johnston 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, Johnston became the interim head athletic trainer and interim Clinic Director for the Jerry Robertson BucSports Athletic Medicine Center. 

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

The Knoxville, Tenn. native received his 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.

Johnston 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
Brian Johnston
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine
Brett Lewis
Assistant Athletic Trainer for Male Sports
Carmen Brown
Assistant Athletic Trainer for Female Sports
Nathan Barger
Graduate Assistant
Chase Edwards
Graduate Assistant
Rachel Essington
Graduate Assistant
Katie Harbacevich
Graduate Assistant
Josh Heines
Graduate Assistant
Carley Kemmer
Graduate Assistant
Chelsea Puckett
Graduate Assistant
Eric Schwab
Graduate Assistant
Cari Williams
Graduate Assistant
Leslie Winstead
Gradudate Assistant
Dr. Ralph Mills
Team Physician
Dr. Benjamin England
Team Physician
Dr. Bart McKinney
Team Physician
WSOC Radford Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 22, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Aug 23, 7:00 p.m. Virginia Tech (Exh.)
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Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Tech
WSOC Appalachian St. Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 28, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC ETSU Richmond, Va.
Aug 29, 7:00 p.m. William & Mary
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Aug 29, 5:00 p.m. California State University, Sacramento
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Aug 30, 12:00 p.m. UNC Charlotte
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Sep 5, 3:00 p.m. The College of William and Mary
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