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Nancy Smith, MS ATC
Athletic Trainer

Nancy has over 23 years at Sierra College. She attended undergraduate school at Pomona College in Claremont and received her Master's degree in athletic training from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Prior to coming to Sierra, Nancy spent 4 years in San Jose at Leland High School and PAR Physical Therapy Clinic.
Phone: 916-660-8107

Brandon Johnson, MS ATC
Athletic Trainer

Brandon has over 14 years at Sierra College. He attended undergraduate school at UC Davis and received his Master's degree in sports health care from Arizona School of Health Sciences in Phoenix, Arizona. After graduate school, Brandon worked as an assistant athletic trainer for one year at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York before starting at Sierra College.
Phone: 916-660-8108

Thomas C. Merchant M.D.
Team Physician

Dr. Merchant has been volunteering his time as the Sierra College team physician since 1993, besides working at Roseville Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Merchant covers competitions, evaluates and treats Sierra College athletes and organizes the mass health screenings Sierra College provides for all of its athletes. He was also the training camp physician for the San Francisco 49ers from 1993-97. Dr. Merchant received a BA and MS from Stanford University and his M.D. from the University of California at San Francisco. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and committees including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Association for Sports Medicine.
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Phone: 916-782-1217

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