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Kristin Willeford
Kristin Willeford

Graduate Assistant

Kristin Willeford joined the athletic training staff as a graduate assistant in June 2013. She serves as one of the primary trainers for Redbird football.

Prior to Illinois State, Willeford completed her bachelor's degree in athletic training at Oklahoma State in 2011. During her time there, she worked as a student athletic trainer for the football, softball and tennis programs.

She went on to work as an industrial athletic trainer for Concentra Medical from 2012-2013 in Enid, Okla. During that time, she provided medical coverage to over 900 industrial employees, overseeing injury treatment as well as the company's ergonomics program. She also served as an athletic trainer for an outpatient physical therapy clinic from 2011-2012, providing athletic training to local high schools as well as overseeing the clinic's pre-employment physical program.

The Lakeville, Minn., native is currently pursuing a master's degree in athletic training.