Athletic Training

At University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center, we’ve partnered with local school districts to provide athletic trainers at sporting events and other community venues. When needed, our athletic trainers work closely with therapists from the UH Samaritan Rehabilitation Center and other medical specialists including Dr. Christopher Boyd, Dr. David Godfrey and Dr. Konstantinos Tourlas.

This program is supported and brought to you in collaboration with Samaritan Hospital Foundation.

Services Include:

  • A certified athletic trainer to cover mutually scheduled practices and events
  • Concussion baseline testing for athletes
  • Coordination of appropriate emergency care and first aid for injured athletes
  • Communication between the parent, physician, rehabilitation team and coach regarding evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and return to competitive status
  • Supervision for the use and operation of the athletic training room
  • Resources to help ensure the health and welfare of students

In addition to these services, we have developed a student athlete awards program to recognize one male and one female athlete from each school district participating in our Athletic Trainer program: Ashland, Black River, Hillsdale, Loudonville, Mapleton and New London. Working with each of the district’s athletic directors, these athletes earned recognition based on their contribution to their sport, their dedication to their team, their participation as a leader, and academic performance. Through this awards program, athletes will be recognized in the Fall, Winter and Spring.

Call 419-207-2404 or 1-800-257-9917, ext. 2404 for more information.

Meet Our Team

Courtney Turner graduated from Batavia High School in 2010. She lettered in soccer, basketball and softball. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training from Ohio University in 2014. While there, she worked with the Bobcat football, basketball and field hockey teams. Courtney also earned her Masters Degree in science with a focus on rehabilitation sciences from California University of Pennsylvania in 2016. Courtney is the athletic trainer at Ashland High School.

Allison Shoemaker earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and Major in Athletic Training and Clinical Management from Bowling Green State University in 2013. Prior to graduating from BGSU, Allison completed a Pediatric Sports Medicine Athletic Training Internship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine. During her high school years at Elyria, she played basketball and travel ball for Score More Athletic Club (SMAC) in the off season. Allison is the athletic trainer at Black River High School.

Ashley Gorman graduated from Norwayne High School in 2012. Ashley earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training at Wilmington College in 2016. Ashley participated in soccer during her high school and college years. While Ashley was at Wilmington she worked with multiple sports and high schools. Ashley is the athletic trainer at Loudonville High School.

Emily Unkefer graduated from West Branch High School where she participated and lettered in tennis for 4 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Ashland University in 2016. She is currently the athletic trainer at Mapleton High School.

Jonathon Hartman earned his BS in Athletic Training from Ashland University in 2007. While at Idaho State University pursuing his masters in Physical Education (with an emphasis in Athletic Administration), Jonathon worked as a graduate assistant with the football and track and field teams. Since then, he has worked in various settings that include clinical, military, and high school outreach. He has volunteered with professional rodeo and elite high school athletes competing in the Simplot Games. He currently lives in Sullivan with his wife and three children. Jonathon is the athletic trainer at New London High School

To learn more about our Sports Medicine Program, click HERE.


"The Athletic Training and Impact testing services provided to AHS by UH Samaritan Medical Center has assured our athletes, coaches, parents, and community that our athletes are receiving services to allow them to compete at a very high level."

- Jason D. Goings, M.Ed.
Assistant Principal and Athletic Director
Ashland High School

"The Black River Local Schools are proud of the opportunity to partner with UH Samaritan Medical Center. Their involvement in our school district by providing an athletic trainer have helped in reducing our potential injury sit out time, and allowed our students to participate in a competitive safe environment."

- Chris A. Clark
Black River Local Schools