Athletic Trainers

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Meghan Partenheimer, MS, LAT, ATC, FMS

Meghan is a 2000 graduate of Butler University where she obtained her bachelor of science degree in secondary education with an emphasis in athletic training. Upon graduation from Butler, Meghan began her athletic training career at Franklin Central High School. She was the head ATC at Franklin Central from 2002-2008 and taught high school health classes.

Meghan received her Master of Science degree from Indiana University in 2008.  Upon completion, she entered the collegiate ranks returning to her alma mater, Butler University. For two years, Meghan worked primarily with the women’s basketball program, cross country and track teams and assisted with the football program.  She was also an adjunct teacher in the physical education department.

After Butler, Meghan assisted physical therapists at Body One Physical Therapy implementing exercise protocols for patients, as well as aiding the clinical staff in a variety of other duties from 2010-2014.  During this time, Meghan continued to work on the field with Hendricks Regional Health and Community Health Network. She was afforded opportunities to assist with Indy 11 home games in their inaugural spring season and assisting staff athletic trainers at their schools.

In 2014, Meghan had the opportunity to return to the high school setting full time at Lawrence Central High School and returned to Franklin Central in the spring of 2015.


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Kierston Cooper, MS, LAT, ATC

Kierston Cooper is entering his first year as a Certified Athletic Trainer at Franklin Central High School. Kierston graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Indiana University in 2015, after working with various high school athletic departments and IU intercollegiate sports as a student. Afterwards, he obtained a Level M1 Graston Technique accreditation and spent time as an independent contractor Athletic Trainer for large athletic events in the Midwest, including the Football University National Championships and the NIRCA Collegiate Track and Field National Championships. In the fall of 2016, Kierston accepted a job as an Outreach Athletic Trainer with Community Health Network in Indianapolis. For the last two years, he has worked as the Head Athletic Trainer at Southport Middle School and the Assistant Athletic Trainer for the USL’s Indy Eleven, a professional soccer club and a fellow affiliate of Community Health Network. Additionally, he graduated with his Master’s degree in Athletic Training from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2017. Finally settled, he resides in Franklin Township with his wife, Felicia, and their dog, Midas.