Athletic Training

Mt. Vernon Sports Medicine

Mt Vernon High School has teamed up with Methodist Sports Medicine to provide nationally recognized healthcare access to our student-athletes. In doing so, we have compiled a healthcare team to evaluate, treat and rehabilitate our students back for a quicker and more thorough return to participation.


Medical Staff


Mike Coombs, LAT, ATC — Athletic Trainer– Mike joined the Methodist Sports Medicine staff in 2015 as a full time athletic trainer for Mt. Vernon High School. He graduated from Illinois State University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and again in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Physical Education.  Mike worked as the Sport Club Athletic Trainer for Illinois State University while finishing up his physical education degree. During the summers from 2012-2015, he worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for J Robinson Intensive Wrestling Camps in Minneapolis, MN. Mike created and is currently teaching the Introduction to Sports Medicine class at Mt. Vernon High School. He enjoys the outdoors hunting and hiking as well as working in the school’s woodshop.

Contact Info: 
Office: (317) 485-3131 Ext 3 (Athletics)  
Fax: (317) 485-3153
Room F109


Dr. David Porter, MD – Team Physician – Dr. Porter is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle injuries and sports medicine. A native of Madisonville, Kentucky, he has been the team physician for Mt. Vernon HS since 1996, attending both home and away games with football. Dr. Porter also serves as an orthopedic consultant to the Indianapolis Colts, Purdue University and Indiana University. Dr. Porter and his wife, Theresa are proud parents of two daughters. Click here for more information on Dr. David Porter.

Pre-Participation Physicals

The physicians and staff of Methodist Sports Medicine provide pre-participation physicals for the athletes on a scheduled day each spring for $20/person. This screening fulfills the requirement by the IHSAA to have a physical on file prior to beginning any physical activity with a sport.  Any participation including weights, conditioning and open-gym activities require the physical form to be submitted as well.

ImPACT  Testing

Freshmen and Junior athletes participating in contact and collision sports are given a baseline ImPACT neurocognitive test during the beginning of their athletic seasons (also known by students as the baseline concussion test). The ImPACT test is a computerized measurement of verbal and visual memory, processing speed, attention span and reaction time. This baseline test can be used by a physician trained in sports concussion management to help make return to play decisions. Post-injury ImPACT tests must be administered in the office and are not available at the school. Click here for more information on concussions and ImPACT testing.


There is a new option to purchasing sports equipment, braces, tape, or any other physical supplies you need.  ** Be sure to use the code “MtVernonIN” at checkout for AthletePacks to donate 10% to the athletic/physical therapy department! ** offers:

  • equipment to strengthen and protect the specific muscles needed for the athlete’s sport.
  • free shipping
  • prices better than local athletic goods stores
  • AthletePacks will donate 10% of every order that uses the Mt. Vernon code “MtVernonIN” at checkout.  Funds will go towards the athletic/physical therapy department.


Additional Resources:

Natl Athletic Trainers Assoc