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Dinika Johnson
Head Athletic Trainer
Coach Info:
Position: Head Athletic Trainer
Phone: 404.413.4125
Email: djohnson91@gsu.edu

Dinika Johnson has been a member of the Georgia State athletics staff since 2009 and is currently serving as a head athletic trainer. She primarily works with the men’s basketball and women’s golf teams while also assisting with football.

Johnson is the immediate supervisor for graduate assistant athletic trainers covering women’s soccer and softball. She is responsible for facility management, drug testing, keeping inventory, ordering supplies, setting the budget for the department and implementing the emergency response system and action plan.

Johnson came to GSU to work with the inaugural football team as an assistant athletic trainer. She also serves as a PRN athletic Trainer for Gwinnett Medical Center working at local Georgia schools and events in the Gwinnett Area.

Beginning in 2012, Johnson began working for the NFL with First & Ten Health and Fitness. This program conducts NFL official’s testing and measurements to determine which officials are selected for the NFL season.

She earned a Master of Science in sports medicine from GSU in 2009 while working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Georgia Tech. While with the Yellow Jackets she worked with the softball and football teams.

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Johnson graduated from Wingate in 2007 with a B.S. in athletic training. She completed a pair of internships in Charlotte, N.C., first working with the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA in the fall of 2005, and then with the Charlotte Sting of the WNBA during the summer of 2006.

Johnson is a Licensed Athletic Trainer by the State of Georgia Department of Health, a Certified Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification and a certified Basic Life Support Instructor by the American Heart Association. She currently resides in Atlanta.