Coordinator of Athletic Medical Services
John Spiker serves as coordinator of athletic medical services for the Mountaineer athletic program, overseeing the athletic training services for all sports.
Spiker has been with WVU since 1975 and served as coordinator of the athletic training curriculum until 1984. He assumed his current duties in 1991 and is serving in his 35th season with the WVU football program.
Nationally recognized in sports medicine, the National Athletic Trainers Association named Spiker the 1980 Collegiate Athletic Trainer of the Year and a Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 1994. He was also named to the WVU School of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Hall of Fame in 1993. In 2007, Spiker was named the WVU School of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences outstanding alumnus.
A licensed physical therapist, Spiker is president of HealthWorks Rehab and Fitness, a clinic which specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation. He also spent two years as assistant athletic trainer at North Carolina and three years as an assistant athletic trainer at Pitt.
Spiker received his bachelor's degree in physical education from WVU in 1969 and his master's degree in education from Pitt in 1972. He earned his physical therapy certificate from Penn in 1973.
A native of Bruceton Mills, W.Va., Spiker and his wife, Sabra, have three children - Heather Throckmorton, Tim and Zachary.