Department of Kinesiology
Athletic Training Education Program Faculty
Jeff S. Williams, MHR, ATC, LAT
Director - Athletic Training
Kerr Athletic Center, Room 303
Jeff has been with East Central University since 1999. During that time he has directed the dramatic redesign of the athletic training program, facilitating the transition from an internship to a curriculum based educational program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Highlights include the addition of new Certified Athletic Trainers, the graduation and placement of graduates in both careers and graduate programs, integration of technology in to the program, partnerships with other allied health care programs and a new athletic training facility. Originally an Ada native, Jeff is a 1996 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a B.S. in Health and Sport Sciences, and served as an undergraduate student athletic trainer for the Sooners. He returned to OU and earned a Masters in Human Relations degree in 1999, and a Doctorate in Adult and Higher Education in 2011.
He has experience working with athletes ranging from pediatric to elite professionals. His research interests include learning styles, particularly for non-traditional students, teaching styles, technology integration, and various athletic issues including environmental injuries and injury patterns in female athletes.
Jeff and his wife Shelly have one daughter Kate, and two sons Jace and Kale.
Jason Prather, MHR, ATC, LAT, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, USAW-CC
Coordinator - Athletic Training
Head Athletic Trainer
Soccer, M & W Cross Country, Volleyball, Women's Basketball, and
Kerr Athletic Center, Room 120
Jason began working with the ECU athletic training program in the fall of 2001 where he serves as an instructor of Kinesiology, Clinical Coordinator, and Head Athletic Trainer.
Originally from McMinnville, Oregon; Jason received his B.S. in Physical Education, Non-Teaching with an emphasis in Athletic Training from Western Oregon University in 1997. Jason then worked as the head athletic trainer at McNary High School in Keizer, OR, for one year, prior to becoming a graduate assistant for football and wrestling at the University of Oklahoma. He received Masters in Human Relations from OU in 2000. Currently Jason is finishing his PhD in Occupational Education from Oklahoma State University.
Jason and his wife Lindsay have a two sons Jackson and Jonah.
Brian Lorance, MEd, ATC, LAT
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Football, Men's Basketball, Baseball, M & W Tennis, and M & W
Kerr Athletic Center, Room 122
Brian began working with ECU Athletic Training in the fall of 2011 where he serves as an instructor for the Kinesiology Department and Assistant Athletic Trainer.
Originally a native of Vanoss, Oklahoma; Brian received his B.S. in Education from East Central University in 2002. Brian has worked for both The Performance Center and Ada High School. Brian worked as a physical therapy technician, for TPC, from 2003-2007 becoming their head athletic trainer in 2008. Brian worked as a student coach, for AHS, from 2003-2007 becoming their head athletic trainer in 2008. He received his Masters in Education: Secondary Education - Sports Administration in 2005.
Brian and his wife Kelly have a daughter named Emma.
John Charboneau, DO
Ada Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Dr. Charboneau began working with ECU Athletic Training in the fall of 2005 where he serves as the medical director and team physician.
Originally from Bethany, Oklahoma; Dr. Charboneau received his B.S. in Radiologic Technology from the University of Oklahoma in 1990. Dr. Charboneau finished his B.S. Biology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1994 prior to beginning work on his Doctor of Osteopathy from Oklahoma State University, which he received in 1998. Dr. Charboneau performed a one year internship at the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas in Fort Worth, Texas prior to his Residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Charboneau was a resident from 1999-2003 and chief resident from 2002-2003 prior to his graduation in 2003. Dr. Charboneau worked as an orthopedic surgeon at Woodward Regional Hospital from 2003-2003 before he came to Ada, where he works as an orthopedic surgeon for Valley View Regional Hospital and manages his own practice Ada Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Charboneau and his wife Dr. Semira Charboneau, an Internal Medicine Physician, have two sons Bo and Sam.