Athletic Trainers

Updated on Fri, 04/09/2021 - 9:22am
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Mike Coombs, MS, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer, Horizon High School
(720) 972-4507

Emily Gerrald, MS, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer, Legacy High School
(720) 972-6801


Adrienne Stewart, MS, ATC

Head Athletic Trainer, Mountain Range High School
(720) 972-6431

Adrienne completed her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training at the University of Florida and her master’s degree through the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs where she was a graduate assistant with men’s basketball and cross country. She worked in the RMAC for CSUP with women’s lacrosse and baseball. She has worked for Children’s Hospital Colorado and in Adams 12 Five Star schools for a year now. She assisted at Mountain Range last year and is now the head AT at MRHS. In the summer and on weekends she enjoys weight lifting, hanging out with friends and spending time exploring the mountains.

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Robert Lopez, MAT, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer, Northglenn High School
(720) 972-4649

Robert Lopez is an El Paso native who moved to Lubbock, Texas to further his education at Texas Tech University in 2008. He was a student Athletic Trainer for TTU while obtaining his Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Sport Sciences and worked with the football, volleyball, soccer, softball, and track and field teams. After Robert completed his bachelors, he attended Texas Tech University- Health Sciences Center and obtained his Masters of Athletic Training in May of 2015. While in the graduate program, he worked with local high schools, rehabilitation clinics, and at Lubbock Christian University as a Masters of Athletic Training Student. After his master’s, he moved to Houston, Texas to work as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Rice University for 2 years. There he worked with the football team in the fall and volleyball team in the spring. Robert recently moved to Denver this past February and worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for Denver South High School before joining the Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Team. He is currently the Head Athletic Trainer at Northglenn High School. He spends most of his free time with his dogs: Tucker, Everette and Kain; site seeing; camping/ hiking; and playing volleyball. Robert is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, registered through CO DORA, and licensed by the state of Texas. He is also a member of NATA, SWATA, and RMATA.


Lemar Hicks, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer, Thornton High School
(720) 972-2804
Prior to working for Children’s Hospital, Lemar worked as an Athletic Trainer for Colorado Springs School District 11 where he aided all the schools in the district with sports coverage and athletic training room fill-in in the absence of their full-time Athletic Trainer. Originally from Ft. Wayne, IN, Lemar gained his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Colorado State University-Pueblo. 

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Timothy Cuddeback, MS, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer, Pinnacle/Float
(720) 972-6801

Tim’s passion for athletic training started as a junior in high school when his athletic trainer taught an introduction to sports medicine class. From there he pursued his dream to become an athletic trainer at James Madison University working with a number of DIAA athletes. After graduating from JMU in 2013 with a degree in athletic training he accepted a graduate assistantship at the University of Hawaii Manoa to obtain a master’s degree in athletic training. Tim graduated in 2015 and accepted a position at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He enjoys spending his time outside hiking, backpacking, camping snowboarding, exercising, fishing, hunting, rock climbing, and spending time with his dog. Tim serves as our Pinnacle/Adams 12 float trainer.

Jenny Van Meter, ATC 

Secondary School Associate Clinical Manager/ District Athletic Trainer​

Jenny graduated from North Dakota State University, in Fargo, ND, with a B.S. degree in Exercise Physiology and minors in health education and nutrition. She has worked in a variety of different healthcare settings, and has found that her passion is working with high school athletes. Jenny believes that partnership between Children’s Hospital Colorado and Adams 12 Five Star Schools has thoroughly enhanced sports medicine for our student-athletes! Jenny and her husband, Doug, are the proud parents of their two sons, Caleb and Colton.

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