Sherry Barkley, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor, HPER (Department Chair)
Dr. Sherry Barkley is an assistant professor in the HPER department. She joined the faculty on a part-time basis in 1995 while she continued to work as a clinical exercise physiologist in a local hospital. She accepted a full-time appointment and became chair of the department in 2005. Dr. Barkley teaches a variety of courses including Physiology of Exercise, Fitness Measurement and Prescription, and Nutrition and Exercise. She coordinates internships for Exercise Science and Fitness Management students and is the director of Augustana’s Master of Arts in Sports Administration and Leadership. Dr. Barkley received her BS in physical education and mathematics with a minor in athletic training from SDSU and her MS in Exercise Science from the University of Arizona. She earned her Ph.D. in Biological Science with an emphasis in nutrition from SDSU. She is recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Specialist and a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist. Dr. Barkley’s research interests are in the role of exercise and nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention.
Soccer - Head Coach
Brandon Barkus joined the HPER/Athletic department in 2006. He serves as the Head Coach for the Women's Soccer team, and also teaches Adaptive Physical Education, Sport in Society and a variety of activity courses. He received his B.A. in Physical Education from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas and his M. Ed. in Education from Augustana. Brandon's other interests include outdoor activites such as snowboarding, camping rock climbing and spending time with his family.
Andy Boehnke, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES
Instructor, Athletic Training, HPER
Andy Boehnke has been an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Augustana College since 2003, and is responsible for women’s soccer, wrestling, baseball and CC/track and field coverage. Andy also works with Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine during the summer months and the Sanford POWER Program. He teaches Responding to Emergencies and a Clinical Experience courses within the Athletic Training Education Program. Andy graduated from South Dakota State University with a B.S. in Athletic Training and B.S. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. He received a M.S. in Sports Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Volleyball - Head Coach
Ashley Buckley has been at Augustana since 2007. She serves as the Head Coach for Volleyball, and also teaches Physical Education courses related to theory and issues of coaching. Ashley earned her B.S. degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. Her other interests include sports and spending time with her family.
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Brett Chambers joined the HPER/Athletic department in 2006, and serves as the athletic department's Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. He teaches Exercise Science courses related to performance enhancement and Strength and Conditioning Certification preparation. He earned his B.S. in Health, Sports Leisure and Physical Studies from the University of Iowa and a M.S. in Physical Education and Exercise Science from the University of South Dakota. In his free time, Brett enjoys spending time with his family.
Football - Offensive Line Coach
Joe Evenson joined the HPER/Athletic department in 2007, and currently serves as the Offensive Line Coach for the football team. He also teaches a variety of activity courses, and supervises coaching internships. Joe earned his Bachelor's degree from Augustana in Fitness Management, and his Master's from Wayne State College in Sports Management.
Brian Gerry, MS, ATC
Assistant Professor, HPER
Brian Gerry has served as the Program Director of Athletic Training and the Head Athletic Trainer for Augustana College since the inception of the Athletic Training major in 1996. He has been teaching within the College’s HPER Department since 1993. Prior to his current position at Augustana, Brian developed the Sports Outreach Program for Sioux Valley Hospital (Sanford Health) where he secured numerous Athletic Training service contracts and developed the Summer Strength and Conditioning program, the Sports 1 Celebrity Football Camp and the Summer Jam Basketball League. He also served as the Head Athletic Trainer for Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, from 1987-1993 and previously worked with the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL in 1986. In 1997 he received the Clinical Teacher of the Year Award from the Sioux Falls Family Practice Residency Program. Brian graduated from Southwest State University (Marshall, MN) in 1985 with a B.S. in Physical Education & Health Education. He received his M.S. in Athletic Training from Indiana State University in 1987.
Ashley Grenz, MS, ATC
Instructor, Athletic Training, HPER
Ashley Grenz joined the HPER/Athletic Departmen staff in 2011. She serves as the athletic trainer for volleyball, women's basketball, softball and cross country/track and field. Ashley teaches Clinical Experience courses within the athletic training education program as well as Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries. She received her B.Atr. in Athletic Training from Minnesota State Universtiy, Mankato and a M.S. in Athletic Training from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. She has a professional interest in concussion research, and in her free time enjoys outdoor activies and participating in softball, volleyball and basketball.
Track & CC (M & W) - Head Coach
Tracy Hellman has been a member of Augustana's HPER/Athletic Department since 2000. He serves as the Head Coach for Men's and Women's Track and Cross Country. Tracy has taught a variety of courses including Nutrition, Health, Psychology of Coaching and a number of activity courses. He received a B.S. in Exercise Science from Sioux Falls College and an M.S. in Kinesiology from Humbolt State University in California. In his free time Tracy's interests include traveling, running and other outdoor activities.
Assistant Athletic Director
Jeff Holm joined the Augustana staff in 2001, and currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director. He is also the supervisor of internships for the Sport Management major. Jeff earned a B.S. in Math Education with a minor in Coaching from Minnesota State University, Mankato and an M.S. in HPER/Sport Pedagogy from South Dakota State University. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys hunting, fishing and watching his sons play baseball.
Baseball - Head Coach
Tim Huber has been with the Augustana HPER/Athletic Department since 2008, and serves as the Head Coach for the Baseball team. He is also the instructor for Theory of Coaching Baseball. Tim received his B.S. degree in Sport Management with a Coaching minor from Minnesota State University, Mankato and an M.S. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Physical Education from Southwest Minnesota State University. Tim enjoys exercising, sports activites, and still actively plays amateur baseball.
Women's Basketball - Head Coach
Dave Krauth has been with Augustana since 1989, and serves as the Head Coach or Women's Basketball. He also supervises student teachers, and is the instructor for School Health Education. Dave received his B.A. degree in Physical Education from Sioux Falls College, and an M.S. in Health and Physical Education from South Dakota State University. In his free time, Dave enjoys outdoor activites such as hunting, and spending time with his family.
Softball - Head Coach
Gretta Melsted has been the head softball coach at Augustana since July of 2006. She also teaches Motor Development, Stress Management and Theory of Coaching Softball. Grett received her B.A. degre in History from Carleton College in Northfield, MN and an M. Ed. in Elementary and Secondary Education Administration from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri. Gretta enjoys golfing, reading and traveling in her free time.
Volleyball - Assistant Coach
Kasey Nikkel joined the Augustana HPER/Athletic Department as a Graduate Assistant in 2008, and became a full-time Assistant Coach for the Volleyball team in 2009. She also teaches activity classes including weight training, physical conditioning and dance aerobics. Kasey received her B.A. degree in Studio Art from Southwest Minnesota State University and an M.A. in Teaching from Augustana College. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, painting, occasional collaborative shows and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Football - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Steve Olinger has been with the Augustana HPER/Athletic Department since 2004, and currently serves as football's Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach. He also in the instructor for Theory of Coaching Football, Individual and Team Sports as well as Raquetball. Steve earned his B.S. degree in Education with an emphasis in Health and Physical Education from Augustana, and a master's in Education from Augustana.
Wrestling - Head Coach
Jason Reitmeier has been the Head Coach for the Wrestling team at Augustana since 2003. He also teaches Theory of Coaching Wrestling. Jason received his B.A. degree from Augustan in Elementary Education, and an M.Ed. in Education from Augustana. In his free time, Jason enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities.
Women's Basketball - Assistant Coach
Mark Stavenger joined the HPER/Athletic department in 2007 and serves as an Assistant Coach for the Women's Basketball team. He also teaches a variety of activity courses including Bootcamp Fitness, Golf and Tennis. Mark earned his B.A. degree in Exercise Science and Fitness Management from Augustana, and an M.A. in Teaching from Augustana. In his free time, Mark enjoys playing basketball, golfing, camping and traveling.
Men's Basketball - Assistant Coach
Jeff Trumbauer joined the HPER/Athletic Department staff in 2010, after a previous stint in 2003-04, and serves as an Assistant Coach for Men's Basketball. He also teaches Theory of Coaching Basketball, and activity courses in golf and rec sports. He earned his B.S. in Physical Education from North Dakota State University and an M.S. in Education from Northern State University in Aberdeen. He enjoys family time with his wife and three children, reading, golfing, hunting and fishing.