Athletic training staff working hand-in-hand with Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Joshua Yonker joined the Lamar staff as head athletic trainer in August 2005.
As the head athletic trainer, Yonker directs and supervises the athletic training staff, graduate assistant athletic trainers, and undergraduate internship students in providing athletic training services to the department's 16 intercollegiate sports and over 250 student athletes. Yonker also directs the undergraduate internship program which prepares students to become Licensed Athletic Trainers in the State of Texas. The program has sent numerous athletic trainers into the high school, clinic, collegiate, and professional ranks.
Beginning in August 2009, Yonker is primarily responsible for the daily medical care of the football and men's & women's golf teams.
A native of Denver, Yonker came to Lamar after receiving a Master of Science degree in exercise science from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. While at Utah State, he worked with the football, women's basketball, and women's soccer. He was also a lab instructor for the athletic injuries class.
Prior to his tenure at Utah State, Yonker was an athletic training student at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in sport and exercise science with an emphasis in athletic training.
Yonker is a Certified Athletic Trainer and is a State of Texas Licensed Athletic Trainer.