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Hiram College Athletic Training Staff

Head Athletic Trainer: Jim Johnston

Phone: (330) 569-5351

Johnston enters his 32nd year as the Hiram Athletics’ head athletic trainer.

A National Athletic Trainers Association certified trainer, Johnston is responsible for the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to all student-athletes involved in intercollegiate and intramural programs. He also coordinates the exercise/sport science academic program.

Johnston earned his bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Muskingum College and a master’s degree in physical education from Ohio University. He and his wife, Denise, have two sons, Josh and Ryan, and reside in Southington, Ohio.

Assistant Athletic Trainer: Bethany Cera

Phone: (330) 569-5412

Cera enters her third year with Hiram Terriers as an Assistant Athletic Trainer.

Cera joined the Terriers from Muskingum University, where she served as a graduate assistant in the Fighting Muskies Athletic Training Department, working with women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball and track and field.

A graduate of the University of Charleston, Cera was a four-year member of the Golden Eagles softball team, reaching the 2015 NCAA Division II Softball Championship her senior year.

Cera earned her bachelor's in athletic training from Charleston in May 2015 and her master's degree in adult education from Muskingum. Cera is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer, as well as a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association.

Assistant Athletic Trainer: Kourtney Delafosse

Phone: (330) 569-5807