Workshop Athletic Training Staff

Wounded Buzz Sports Medicine Workshops are instructed by the Georgia Tech Sports Medicine Staff who have sports medicine & athletic training experience at all levels. The Athletic Training Staff will be assisted by other great sports medicine and athletic training professionals.

Jay Shoop / Dir. of Sports Medicine

Jay Shoop, a 45-year veteran of the sports medicine profession, returned to Georgia Tech in 2002 as director of sports medicine after a year as head trainer for the Detroit Lions.

Shoop, who oversees all areas of the sports medicine program for the Yellow Jackets' 17 varsity sports, previously served as Tech's director of sports medicine and head trainer from 1987-1999.

Shoop, first came to Tech in 1987 after a two-year stint as head trainer for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also served two years (1983-84) as head trainer of the Michigan Panthers of the USFL, and seven seasons as an assistant trainer for the Atlanta Falcons.

Carla Gilson / Asst. Dir. of Sports Medicine

Carla joined the Georgia Tech staff in 1997 and is responsible for the care of the Tech volleyball team. She also oversees the softball team's healthcare as well. Carla has also worked women's basketball and with most of the women's sports in her time with the Yellow Jackets.

As a graduate assistant at East Tennessee State University, Carla received her M.A. in Physical Education with a concentration in Fitness Leadership in 1997.

Carla is a NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association, Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association, and the Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association, and she is licensed by the state of Georgia as an athletic trainer.

Mark Smith / Asst. Athletic Trainer

Smith came to Georgia Tech after a short stint as an assistant athletic trainer at Georgia State in the spring of 2013. Prior to his time at Georgia State, he completed a year-long internship with the Buffalo Bills. In the summer of 2010, Smith performed an athletic training internship with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Smith is familiar with Georgia Tech, having served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer on the Flats from 2010-2012. His duties were primarily working with swimming & diving and assisting with football.

Smith is a NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association, Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association, the Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association, and he is licensed by the state of Georgia as an athletic trainer.

Richard Stewart / Asst. Athletic Trainer

Richard Stewart joined the Georgia Tech Athletic Association staff in August 2007 as Assistant Athletic Trainer for men's basketball. He also oversees men's and women's tennis.

Stewart came to Georgia Tech from Virginia Tech, where he was an assistant athletic trainer for football as well as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for football and men's soccer before working for the Hokies in a full-time capacity.

Stewart is a NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association, Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association, and the Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association, and he is licensed by the state of Georgia as an athletic trainer.

Felicia Tucker / Asst. Athletic Trainer

Felicia Tucker joined the Yellow Jackets in 2009 and she serves as the athletic trainer for the women's basketball team. Tucker also oversees the care for the cheerleading squad.

She came to Georgia Tech after spending one season at Winston-Salem State. During her time at State, she was responsible for the volleyball and women's basketball teams. Prior to Winston-Salem State, Tucker served four seasons as the head athletic trainer at Agnes Scott College. She provided primary care and coverage for seven varsity teams along with establishing treatment and rehabilitation protocols.

ANATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer, she is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association, Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association, and the Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association, and she is licensed by the state of Georgia as an athletic trainer.

Paul Wolkoff / Asst. Athletic Trainer

Paul Wolkoff joined the Georgia Tech Athletic Association staff in 2008 and is responsible for the care of baseball team. Wolkoff came to Georgia Tech from Progressive Health Aviation Services where he worked for one year. He was the head athletic trainer at LaGrange College for 10 years where he oversaw all aspects of medical care and coverage for a 16-sport athletic program. Prior to LaGrange College, he served as assistant director and senior athletic trainer at UAB Sports Medicine. He is an NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association, Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association, and the Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association, and he is licensed by the state of Georgia as an athletic trainer.

Jenna Buehler / Asst. Athletic Trainer

Jenna Buehler joined the GT Sports Medicine staff full-time in 2014 and is responsible for the care of the men’s and women’s Cross Country and Track & Field teams.

Familiar with the Yellow Jackets, she served as an intern athletic trainer from 2007-2009 and was primarily responsible for the Georgia Tech Cheerleaders while assisting with football.

Jenna is a Nata-BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and is licensed in the state of Georgia. She is additionally a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. As a marathon runner herself, she promotes endurance sport performance and emphasizes overuse injury prevention in her practice.

Beth Moser / Asst. Athletic Trainer

Beth joined the Sports Medicine staff in the summer 2016 and serves as the athletic trainer for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams.

Beth received a MEd in Sports Management from the University of Arkansas in 2016. While at Arkansas, Beth served as the graduate assistant athletic trainer for the women’s swimming and diving teams. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Florida where she received a BS in Athletic Training in 2014.

Beth is certified as an athletic trainer by the NATABOC and is licensed by the state of Georgia as an athletic trainer. She enjoys water polo, hiking and spending time with her family when not working.