Athletic Training

Athletic Training Staff
Todd Burkey Jenna Lesko Sarah Sydor Jeff Wills

Head Athletic Trainer

TBA

Assistant Athletic Trainers

Todd Burkey | teburkey@ysu.edu | Bio
Men's Basketball, Women's Tennis

Jenna Lesko | jmlesko@ysu.edu | Bio
Football (Assistant), Women's Golf

Sarah Sydor | ssydor@ysu.edu | Bio
Women's Basketball, Men's Tennis

Jeff Wills | jcwills01@ysu.edu | Bio
Soccer, Bowling

Julia Slepko | jmslepko@ysu.edu | Bio
Cross Country, Track & Field

Graduate Assistants

Jason Combs | jcombs01@student.ysu.edu
Baseball

Megan Fox | mfox02@student.ysu.edu
Softball

Stephanie Golec | sngolec@student.ysu.edu
Volleyball

Dana Matz | dematz@student.ysu.edu
Football

Qian Zhang
Swimming & Diving | qzhang@student.ysu.edu 

YSU student-athletes have two impressive sports medicine centers at their disposal to treat and prevent injuries.

The Willard Webster Sports Medicine Center inside of Stambaugh Stadium is the main hub and serves the majority of YSU's athletic teams. There is also a training and rehabilitation room in Beeghly Center that caters to the needs of the volleyball, swimming and diving and men's and women's basketball squads. The centers are well-equipped to handle any needs with the latest available and innovative equipment for the care and prevention of injuries.

John Doneyko served as the Head Athletic Trainer since 2008 after serving in the department for 25 years. He retired in April 2017. The staff of assistant athletic trainers includes Jenna Lesko, Jeff Wills, Todd Burkey, Sarah Sydor and Julia Slepko. Also, graduate assistants and numerous student assistants are on hand throughout the year and work closely with all teams attending games (home and away) and practices.

The Penguins staff is assisted by a host of health care professionals in the Youngstown area, providing state-of-the-art care in prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Dr. Ray Duffett, Dr. James Shina and Dr. J.J. Stefancin are on hand for all home football and basketball contests and work with all sports throughout the year.

Willard Webster Sports Medicine Center

The football program and all other athletic teams are served by the Willard Webster Sports Medicine Center on the first level of Stambaugh Stadium. The Center is well equipped to handle any needs with the latest available and innovative equipment for the care and prevention of injuries. Assisting Doneyko in the training room are Assistant Athletic Trainers Jenna Lesko, Jeff Wills, Todd Burkey, Sarah Sydor and Martha Dettl. Also, numerous student assistants are on hand throughout the year and work closely with all YSU athletic teams attending games (home and away) and practices.

The Penguins' staff is assisted by a host of healthcare professionals in the Youngstown area, providing state-of-the-art care in prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Dr. Ray Duffett, Dr. James Shina and Dr. J.J. Stefancin are the team's physicians and are on hand on gamedays for home football and basketball games.

With the support of YSU's sports medicine staff, the communities physicians and their facilities, student-athletes can compete with the confidence that they are afforded the best care possible.

Phone Number: (330) 941-3190
Located in Room 1103 of Stambaugh Stadium (near the Jermaine Hopkins Academic Center)

Beeghly Center Athletic Training & Rehabilitation Room

From August through March, the Beeghly Center Athletic Training & Rehabilitation Room caters to the needs of volleyball, track and field, swimming & diving, and men's and women's basketball student-athletes.

Located on the lower level of the building, the Training Room is used throughout the volleyball, basketball and swimming and diving campaigns. The Center is well equipped to handle any needs with the latest available and innovative equipment for the care and prevention of injuries. Rehabilitation equipment along with training tables and the latest in sports medicine innovations are available to the student athlete.

Phone Number: (330) 941-3726
Located in Room 108 of Beeghly Center (lower level next to men's basketball locker room)