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Sports Medicine Dr. Richard WILLIAMS Team Physician

Dr. Richard Williams, M.S., M.D., serves as the Team Physician for Tennessee Tech student-athletes. A physician at Mid-State Sports Medicine, Dr. Williams has specialized in sports medicine throughout his professional medical career, including experience with high school, college, Olympic and professional athletes. He understands sports medicine from an athlete’s point of view, participating on track and field and basketball teams during his high school and collegiate careers. A 1975 graduate of Crawfordsville (Ind.) High School, Dr. Williams also spent one year as a foreign exchange student in West Germany. He graduated Cum Laude (A.B.) from Dartmouth College, and went on to earn an M.S. degree in Medical and Molecular Genetics from Indiana University, and an M.D. from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Williams worked with the Indianapolis Colts training camp and provided volunteer medical support for high school soccer and football teams in Indianapolis during his senior year in medical school, and also served as a research assistant at the Methodist Sports Medicine Center. During his residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals, Dr. Williams provided coverage for local high school and college football teams, and worked extensively with the University of Cincinnati athletic teams. He earned an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship with Kentucky Sports Medicine in Lexington, and during the 1994-95 season was the team physician at Eastern Kentucky University, including primary game coverage in football and basketball, and training room coverage for all sports. Since 1995, Dr. Williams has been in practice in the Upper Cumberland. He has assumed primary responsibility, training room care and game coverage and injury treatment for all of Tennessee Tech’s athletic programs along with area high schools.

Dr. Craig MALTMAN Consultant

Dr. Craig Maltman, M.D., is the newest member of the Tennessee Tech sports medicine team. For the past several years, Dr. Maltman has helped to improve the Tech program by providing services as a consultant to the sports medicine staff and a general practitioner for all of Tech’s more than 300 student-athletes. Dr. Maltman is currently on the active staff at the North Cedar Medical Center. Born in Scotland, he was schooled in Canada. He earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in 1983, his master’s in Physiology in 1985, and his medical degree in 1987, all from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He also served a two-year residency in family practice at Queen’s before embarking on his professional medical career in 1989.

Dr. James TALMAGE Consultant

Dr. James Talmage, M.D., has over a decade of providing a variety of services to Tennessee Tech’s more than 300 student-athletes as general practitioner and consultant to the sports medicine staff. Currently a physician at the Occupational Health Center, Dr. Talmage moved to Cookeville in 1979 and has worked closely with the Tech sports medicine staff since 1987. While working with all men and women athletes, his primary area is the women’s basketball program. After graduating with a degree in Physiology from The Ohio State University in 1968, he was Summa Cum Laude in 1972 from the OSU medical school. He is Board Certified both in orthopedic surgery and in emergency medicine, and among his published works and lectures have been numerous items relating to athletic injuries and sports medicine.

Kristine GERMANN Physician’s Assistant

Kristine Germann covers several of the women’s sports programs and events at TTU. She specializes in primary care sports medicine and non-surgical orthopedics. A native of Jefferson City, Missouri, Kristine attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School. While there, she was a Division I varsity letterman in volleyball. She then went on to the Medical College of Georgia, completing her PA degree in 1994. She has 10 years of experience in various areas of health care including internal medicine, psychiatry and sports medicine. She has also worked with the LPGA tour in primary care and sports medicine for the professional lady golfers. Kristine has been practicing with Dr. Williams at Mid-State Sports Medicine since 2007.

Medical Support Staff

Physical Therapy for Student-Athletes Golden Eagle Sports Medicine Student Therapy Center is located inside the east side of Tucker Stadium on the TTU campus. The center specializes in athletic and orthopedic injuries and creates a convenient way for students, faculty and staff to attend physical therapy without leaving campus. The center is operated by a community partnership between Cookeville Regional Medical Center and Tennessee Tech.

Dr. Clark Childress Team Dentist

Dr. Mike Huddleston Team ptometrist



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