J. Pat is a native of Texas and the ultimate doctor in the sport of rodeo. He attended Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington on a football scholarship. When he was injured playing ball he became a student athletic trainer. After graduation he attended the Grady Vaughn School of Physical Therapy and was then accepted to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. J. Pat continued his education where he became a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Follow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He was the Team Physician for the Dallas Cowboys from 1970 to 1989 and the Dallas Mavericks from 1980 to 1992. Doctor Evans started covering rodeos in the 1970's for friend and cowboy (both football and rodeo) Walt Garrison. It was at one of these events that he and Don Andrews envisioned sports medicine for the professional rodeo athlete which became a reality in 1980. J. Pat Evans is not only an innovator being one of the first physicians in the country to dedicate his medical practice to sports medicine but saw the need for the rodeo cowboy to be treated the same as a Dallas Cowboy. Dr. Evans is also a 2004 inductee into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame
The concept of mobile sports medicine coverage first appeared in 1979 during the Copenhagen Superstars Rodeo competition in Fort Worth, Texas. Don had come to Texas as the Head Athletic Trainer with the New York Islanders' development club after stints with the Toronto and Vancouver Hockey Organizations. He first got into contact sports at the University of Tennessee after playing hockey in high school in Nashville where he grew up. Andrews co-founded the Rodeo Sportsmedicine Team with Doctor Evans while employed as the Director of Sports Medicine Programs by the Medical School of the University of North Texas. He is currently the CEO and President of Mobile Sports Medicine Systems, Inc. and the Vice President of the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. Don established the first mobile sports medicine program in the sport of rodeo in 1980 and in motorsports in 1985. He is also the Executive Director of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences an organization of professionals interested in the scientific, medical and eduational aspects of the human element in motor sport.
Dale began his relationship with the Sportsmedicine Team as a Program Associate at the Houston PRCA Rodeo in 1985. Dale was instrumental in developing the criteria for program associates' work with the rodeo sports medicine program and became a Program Manager in 1997. Having worked his way up the ladder from volunteer to Program Manager, Dale understands every aspect of the Sportsmedicine Team event coverage at professional rodeos. He covers many rodeos in the southeast region as well as Texas and is the Program Manager for Rodeo Houston with a volunteer team of 15 Certified Athletic Trainers and Massage Therapists. Dale received this degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and Athletic Training Certification in 1984. Dale and his wife Deborah live on a farm in Cypress, (Houston) Texas with their daughter.
Jon began with Mobile Sports Medicine Systems as a volunteer athletic trainercovering the 1984 Circle City Grand National Rodeo in Indianapolis. He later became a Program Associate in the 1990’s working other events that included the PRCA Xtreme Bulls Finals and World’s Toughest Rodeo’s in Indiana. He was introduced to motor sports where he worked the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1996 thru 1998. Several years later he was re-united with motor sports becoming a Program Manager at the start of the 2007 American Le Mans Series for sports cars. He is a 1993 graduate of California State University Fullerton where he studied athletic training. Jon returned to school receiving an AS degree in Physical Therapy and works as a Certified Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist Assistant at a Sports Medicine Center in Indianapolis. He is the father of 2 boys, Nolan and Nicholas.
Erik is originally from Pennsylvania with a master's degree from Illinois State University who moved to Florida in 1998. He works as a Certified Athletic Trainer at the Kennedy Space Center's onsite sports medicine program, the purpose of which is to serve the needs of the employees and to support astronaut care during launch and landing. During the 1990's, Erik became a Program Associate with Mobile Sports Medicine Systems assisting Program Managers with the coverage of several professional rodeo and bull riding events in Florida. In 2002 he became a Program Manager covering rodeos along with motor sports events including the Grand Am, NASCAR and the Champ Car World Series. He is currently a Program Manager with Motor Sports Medicine Group in the American Le Mans Series for Sports Cars. Erik lives in Titusville, Florida with his wife Jennifer and has two children, Chloe and Chase.
Geoff first covered motorsports as a Program Associate during NASCAR events at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1995. He worked rodeo events in the State of Georgia as a Program Manager and joined the American Le Mans Series sports medicine team in 2002. He comes from a family background in motor sports as his dad was a race car driver. Geoff is a graduate of San Diego State University and was an Athletic Trainer for the 1996 (Atlanta) and 2002 (Salt Lake City) Olympic Games. He served as Director of Sports Medicine at Progressive Sports Medicine in Stockbridge from 1991 to 2001 and was Medical Coordinator for the Georgia State Games from 1997 to 2002. He works as the Athletic Training Outreach Coordinator for a major hospital in the Atlanta area. Geoff is single and lives in Stockbridge, Georgia.
Jason has been involved with rodeo sports medicine since the 1999 WNFR where he started the massage therapy program as part of the comprehensive services of the Sportsmedicine Team. He became a Program Manager with the Sportsmedicine Team in 2005. Jason is a graduate of UNLV with a degree in Athletic Training. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer and also is a Licensed Massage Therapist. Jason has worked with various programs including Olympic Water Polo, High School Athletics, Professional Hockey, and Ultimate Fighting. He is the author of a book on Sports Massage. Jason lives in Las Vegas with his two children where he also works as a massage therapist for one of the premier hotel/casino shows on the famed Las Vegas Strip.
Jeff has worked with Mobile Sports Medicine Systems, Inc. since 1992. A Kansas native, he started assisting with rodeo coverage at the First Frontiers Circuit Finals in 1992 and moved over to the motorsports program in 1994. Jeff has served as a program manager in the rodeo and motorsports division with extensive background in NASCAR, CART, The Atlantic Series, the Champ Car World Series and the American Le Mans Series. This tenure includes motorsports coverage in the USA, Mexico, Canada, Japan and many countries in Europe. Jeff, a former assistant athletic trainer for the Philadelphia Eagles and Boise State University, is also the head athletic trainer and assistant director of athletics at Keuka College, a NCAA Div. III school in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. A graduate of Kansas State University with a masters degree from Boise State University, he resides in Penn Yan, NY with his wife Kristen and children, Tyler and Kelly.
Lisa is one of many female Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainers that work with the Sportsmedicine Team all over the country. Lisa started as a volunteer with the program in 1989 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. She spent so many hours helping with the program in the Oklahoma City area she was made a Program Associate just a few years later. Lisa became a Program for the Sportsmedicine Team in 1995 and has assisted in covering events throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma as an athletic trainer and received her degree in Physical Therapy in 1986. Lisa and her husband Don live in Oklahoma City.