Athletic Training Staff
Ashley comes to us from Barton Community College, where she’s been an Asst. Athletic Trainer since 2018, and was recently teaching Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries this past spring. Ashley received her MS in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from Emporia State University, completed her BA in Athletic training from Bethany College, and passed her Athletic Training licensing certification in Fall 2018.
Terell is a familiar face to many of us on campus, as she has transitioned from Student Life to her new role as an Asst. Professor of Sports Management. Terell earned her BS in Exercise Science from Sterling College in 2007, and then her MS in Sports Administration from the University of Colorado, in Greeley.
Anna began working at Sterling College in the Fall of 2019. Anna grew up in Wichita, KS and attended Sterling College where she ran cross country and track as well as earned her B.S. in athletic training. She stayed in Sterling and was hired on staff as solely an AT and transitioned to full-time AT faculty in Fall 2020. She earned her M.S. degree in athletic training from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Andrew Drake returned to Sterling in the Fall of 2020. He serves as the Head Athletic Trainer as well as a clinical faculty member in the Athletic Training and Health Science departments. Andrew received his B.S in Athletic Training from Sterling College in 2012. After graduation he completed an internship with South Lake Hospital in Clermont, Florida working at ESPN Wide World of Sports. In the Fall of 2013, he began working as a Graduate Assistant at The University of West Alabama. During this time, Andrew worked with the Rodeo, Tennis, Track & Cross Country, and Football teams.
Koltyn Ratliff began working at Sterling College in the Fall of 2020. Koltyn grew up in Ness City, Kansas and came to Sterling College in August of 2013 where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and was a 5-year member of the Sterling College football team. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Koltyn found his passion in pursuing a Master of Science degree in the Sterling College Graduate Athletic Training program, as 1 of 3 members in the first Sterling College Graduate Athletic Training Program cohort.
Amanda Burkhart began working at Sterling College in the Fall of 2018. Amanda grew up in Larned, Kansas. She came to Sterling College as a Clinical Instructor of Athletic Training after completing a Master of Science Degree in Health and Human Performance, where she served as a graduate teaching assistant for the Athletic Training Program and an Athletic Trainer for the football team at Fort Hays State University. She also received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Fort Hays State University.