Emory Sports Medicine: Training Staff

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John Dunham
Head Athletic
  Karli Dill
  Chip Hewgley



Jake Forker Athletic Trainer


Tristan Rodik
Athletic Trainer


Holli Dawson
Athletic Trainer



    Sarah Coronel Athletic Trainer   

Michael Doherty

Athletic Trainer
Physical Therapist


John Dunham   MS, ATC, CES,  Head Athletics Trainer


John Dunham was named assistant athletics trainer at Emory University in October of 2007. His appointment marks his second stint at the university. Dunham is a guest lecturer in the Emory University Physical Therapy Program at Georgia State University in the Graduate Sport Medicine Program. In addition, Dunham works part time for the Georgia Force in the Arena Football League.

After his first stay at Emory (2001-05), Dunham served as the Director of Sports Medicine at Multi Sport Orthotics. At Multi Sport Orthotics, Dunham was responsible for implementation and management of national sports medicine program as well as patient care and fabrication of orthotic devices.

Dunham served as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Emory University from 2001 through 2005.
In conjunction with serving as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Emory, Dunham was an instructor in the Health, Physical Education, and Dance Department.

A Native of Memphis, Dunham earned his Masters of Science in Sports Administration from Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond) in 1999. While at EKU Dunham served as a Graduate Assistant in the Athletic and Recreation Department. Dunham received his Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Wellness Promotion from Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN) in 1998. While earning his BS Dunham served as a student Athletic Trainer for 4 years.

Dunham is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and licensed in the state of Georgia.

John, his wife Lulie and their daughter Maggie and son Walker currently reside in Lawrenceville, Georgia. 

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Karli Dill MA, ATC, CES

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Karli Dill was named Assistant Athletic Trainer at Emory in August of 2014.

Dill joined the staff after a two-year stint as an athletic trainer at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where she provided coverage for an area high school.  

Karli earned an MA in exercise and sports science from The University of North Carolina in 2012.  As a graduate assistant, she worked with the women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse programs and worked with a variety of camps as well.

Originally from Hollansburg, Ohio, she attended Wright State University where she obtained a BS in athletic training in 2010. 

She is graston technique certified and certified by NASM as a Corrective Exercise Specialist.

Karli is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and a licensed athletic trainer in the state of GA.





Tristan Rodik, MS, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer

The 2017-18 school year represents the second year that Tristan Rodik has been a member of the Emory athletic training staff.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in strength and conditioning from the University of Akron in which he then proceeded to earn his Masters of Athletic Training from the University of Arkansas. In the past he has interned at the Shoulder Center of Kentucky, worked at Missouri Southern State University, and graduated from the Emory Sports Medicine Athletic Training Residency. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Tristan is an avid reader and also enjoys writing, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling. 

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Holli Dawson, MS, ATC 

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Holli Dawson was named Assistant Athletic Trainer at Emory in June of 2017.  

Dawson joins the Eagles' staff after spending the past three years (2014-15 through 2016-17) as assistant athletic trainer at Limestone College (SC).  During her stint at Limestone, she was responsible for the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries for the baseball, golf, women's basketball and men's lacrosse teams. 

Prior to Limestone, Holli worked as an athletic trainer at the Mississippi Sports Medicine Orthopedic Clinic (2012-14) and did an internship at NCAA Division I member Gardner-Webb University. 

A native of Beaufort, South Carolina, Dawson completed her undergraduate degree at Limestone in 2012, earning a B.S. in Athletic Training.  While at Limestone, she was a four-year member of the volleyball program where she was a three-time co-captain and team MVP.  She worked as an Athletic Training Student at Limestone, accumulating approximately 700 clinic hours working with a number of teams.  She received the school's Athletic Training Student of the Year Award (2009-10).  Holli obtained her M.S. in Exercise Science from Mississippi College in 2014. 

She is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association and First Aid Certified in CPR/AED. 

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Jake Forker

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jake Forker joined the Emory Athletics Department as an athletic trainer in June of 2018.

Jake came to Atlanta after serving as the Head Athletic Trainer at Alief Taylor High School in Houston, Texas, a position he held since 2011.  At Alief Taylor, he coordinated all athletic training services for 21 sports, 40 teams and over 800 student athletes. From 2008 to 2011, Jake was the Head Athletic Trainer at Menomonee Falls High School in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. There he led the day-to-day athletic training program operations and services for 27 sports and over 500 student athletes.

Jake completed a summer internship with the Houston Texans in 2002 and 2003 and a season-long internship with the Washington Redskins during the 2007-2008 NFL season.

Forker received his Masters of Education in Physical Education emphasis in Sport Administration from the University of Houston in 2007. At Houston he was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer  with Football and Baseball. Jake received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University in 2004 where he worked with Men’s Basketball, Football, Track & Field, Swimming & Diving, and Men’s Tennis.

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Sarah Coronel

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Sarah Coronel joined the Emory Athletic Department as an Athletics Trainer in July of 2018. 

A native of Brecksville, Ohio, Sarah graduated cum laude from Lynchburg College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. While at Lynchburg she was a member of the women’s basketball team, serving as team captain her senior year, and was involved with the Athletic Training Club and Student Athletic Advisory Committee. She also completed an internship with an Australian football club in the summer of 2016.

Coronel obtained her Masters of Education in Athletic Training from the University of Virginia in June of 2018.  While at UVA, she has worked as the primary athletic trainer for the women’s volleyball team.

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Chip Hewgley, MPT

Physical Therapist

Hewgley has been a staff physical therapist at Emory Sports Medicine since 2002.  A native of Oak Ridge, TN. Hewgley earned his Master's of Physical Therapy from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (St. Augustine, FL) in 2000.  Hewgley received his Bachelor's of Science in Sports Performance from Berry College (Rome, GA) in 1996.  While at Berry, Hewgley was a member of the Varsity Baseball Team.

Before coming to Emory Sports Medicine, Hewgley spent two years with the Atlanta Braves as the organization's physical therapist. Hewgley is currently working towards a specialty certification in Sports Physical Therapy as well as a Manual Therapy certification.  Hewgley's special interests include working with throwing athletes with shoulder and elbow injuries. Hewgley is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association - Sports Section and is licensed in the State of Georgia.

Chip, his wife Veronica, their daughter Hannah, and their dogs Paddy and Tasha currently reside in Woodstock, GA.  Hewgley enjoys running, lifting weights, and fishing.


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Michael Doherty, DPT, ATC

Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist

Michael Doherty joined the Emory University Sports Medicine Staff in August 2017.
Prior to coming to Emory University, he spent the past three years in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Indianapolis. During his time there, Michael was a teaching assistant for the Functional Anatomy course in physical therapy curriculum at the university as well as review lecturer for the undergraduate athletic training program. He worked as a PRN Athletic Trainer for Community Health Network in Munster, IN during his time in school. Doherty provided athletic training services to local high schools and a minor league baseball team in that role.
A native of Munster, Indiana, Doherty completed his undergraduate degree in athletic training at Indiana University. He graduated from Indiana with Highest Honors and was the first recipient of the Frank Family Scholarship for Sports Medicine. Doherty worked with multiple sports teams during his Sophomore and Junior years at Indiana. He covered Indiana University Football and Softball his senior year.
Michael is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and the American Physical Therapy Association.