E.J. Hairston MS, ATC, LAT, FST II
Director of Sports Medicine
E.J. Hairston is entering his first year with the Waxahachie Indians. He has spent the previous eight year as an associate athletic trainer at the University of North Texas. Hairston handled the daily operations of the athletic training room and worked primarily with men’s basketball, men’s golf and assisted with football. Prior to North Texas, Hairston worked at Stetson University and Western Carolina University as an assistant athletic trainer.
A native of Lexington, N.C., Hairston graduated from Greensboro College in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in sport and exercise studies with an emphasis in athletic training. He later returned to school to complete his master’s degree in 2006 from North Carolina Central University in physical education with an emphasis in athletics administration. While completing his master’s degree, Hairston was an intern athletic trainer at North Carolina State University, working with softball in its inaugural campaign.
After completing his master’s degree, Hairston accepted his first full-time staff position as an assistant athletic trainer at Western Carolina University, where he worked with women’s soccer for two years. He then moved to Florida to work with baseball and men’s basketball at Stetson University. Also during his time there, he worked as the strength and conditioning coordinator for two years.
Nikki Furgerson LAT, ATC
BS in Athletic Training, Texas State
Nikki Furgerson has been an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Waxahachie ISD for going on nine years and is primarily in-charge of girls athletics at the high school. In 2009, she graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s of Science and an emphasis in Athletic Training. She plans to begin her Master’s degree in Sports Management and Athletic Administration in the summer of 2018. She served over eight years as one of the CTE Health Science and Sports Medicine Instructors and is currently attending The Cowboy Church of Ellis County.
Alex Vega MS, LAT, ATC, CES
MS in Athletic Training, SFA
Alex is one of the Assistant Athletic Trainer for Waxahachie ISD primarily in charge of Cross Country, Soccer and Junior High. Originally from Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, she earned her bachelor’s degree at University of Puerto Rico-Ponce. She came to Nacogdoches, Texas to receive her masters in Athletic Training, graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University. Alex comes to us having worked as a Head Athletic Trainer at Livingston ISD. Assistant Athletic Trainer for Lumberton ISD and Assistant Athletic Trainer at Ennis ISD.
Marc Roux, MD
(Orthopaedic Associates of Waxahachie)
Ben Boone, MD
(Baylor Medical Center Outpatient Surgery)