The Randolph athletic training staff provides our intercollegiate student athlete’s with high quality medical care as Virginia licensed health care professionals. The certified athletic trainers deliver care and services in injury prevention, injury assessment and evaluation, immediate medical care, and rehabilitative protocols including therapeutic exercise and modalities.
Head Athletic Trainer - Matt Yates
Yates assumed the title of Head Athletic Trainer in July 2018 after serving the previous two years as an assistant trainer. Prior to Randolph, Yates spent two years at crosstown Liberty University as a graduate assistant. While with the Flames, Yates worked primarily with two different teams. He assisted the football team in his first year, before helping the track and field program during his second year. Yates also served as the head team leader at the Gatorade Summer Camps in the summer between his two years at Liberty.
Prior to LU, Yates attended Gardner-Webb University, majoring in Athletic Training. While majoring in the field, he served two years within the G-WU athletic training department, gaining valuable experience. During the summers, he interned with Carolina Panthers of the National Football League and Charlotte Eagles of the United Soccer League.
Yates is also a member of several regional and national organizations. He is a member of the Virginia Athletic Trainers Association (VATA), the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association (NCATA), Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association (MAATA) and the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).
Yates attained his B.S. in Athletic Training from Gardner-Webb in May of 2014. He recently earned a Master of Public Health degree in Nutrition from Liberty.
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Assistant Athletic Trainer - Joe Collins
Joe joined the Athletic Training Staff in September 2018. Prior to coming to Randolph, he was the Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY for three years. He was also an intern with the University of Virginia in the summer of 2014. Collins was a part of the Athletic Training Program at Liberty University where he earned over 1,500 hours of clinical experience with various teams.
Collins has his Kentucky Medical Licensure. He has his certification in Emergency Oxygen, CPR, and First Aida along with his National Athletic Trainers Association certification.
Collins is a 2015 graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training.
Assistant Athletic Trainer - Lizzy Daidone
Daidone is a 2016 graduate of Lynchburg College where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. She most recently obtained her Masters of Science in Sports and Fitness Administration from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. this past May
While at Winthrop, Daidone worked with the women's soccer and tennis teams. At Lynchburg, she assisted with several Hornet teams. She also has clinical education experience with Brookville High School in Lynchburg, Appomattox High School, and Amherst County High School.
Daidone is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association. She is certified in CPR, AED, and First Aid.
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Omar Elkhamra, MD
Omar Elkhamra joined Randolph as a team physician in the fall of 2014, working with the Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia.
Dr. Elkhamara is a graduate of Beirut Arab University in Lebanon, completing his residency at the Internal Medicine Cleveland Clinic Health System.
He has practiced sports medicine with the University of Pennsylvania and served as an assistant to the team physician of the Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia Eagles.
He is also a Certified Impact Consultant for the management of concussions.
For more on Dr. Elkhamara, visit the OCCVA here.
The athletic training staff would like to welcome you to Randolph College. We are taking this opportunity to inform you of the athletic training services available to your team during your visit. Click here for the read the rest of the Visiting Team Letter HERE.
Lynchburg General Hospital ER
1901 Tate Springs Dr.
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Orthopedic Center of Central Virgina
2405 Atherholt Rd.
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Central Virginia Family Physicians
2137 Lakeside Dr. Suite 104
Lynchburg, VA 24501