T.J. Zinke joined the Bryan College Athletic Training Staff in August of 2015. He graduated from Wheaton College in 2011 and received his master's degree in athletic training from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2014. T.J. comes to Bryan after working as an assistant athletic trainer for one year at Covenant College.
After filling in as interim Head Athletic Trainer for the Lions during the latter part of the 2015-16 season, Zinke continuously raised the level of excellence, earning his way to being named the Head Athletic Trainer as the 2016-17 season got underway. Zinke has headed the rebuilding of Bryan's athletic training department over the past year, and opposing teams have spoken highly of the level of care they have received from Zinke and his staff. Zinke has followed through and made the mission statement of Bryan College Athletic Training a reality. For his efforts, Zinke was named the 2016 AAC Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Mission Statement - "The Athletic Training Staff at Bryan College exists to provide elite sports medicine care to our athletes while striving to create an atmosphere that accurately reflects the love and service of Jesus Christ."
He and his wife, Meredith, currently live in Hixson, Tenn.