Southern Oregon Spartans

Spartans Staff

Head Coach

David Cole

Assistant Coach

Denis Creighton

Strength & Conditioning

Mike Rust

Team Medical Provider

Robert L. Patterson III


Billet Coordinator

Robin Hanson

Academic Liaison

Katilyn Eccleston

Director of Operations

Erin Bowers

Marketing Director

John Wing


Kip Irving

Western Regional Scout

Mike Kovanis


FastHockey Commentators

Dave and Tom


Forest Sexton


John Hanson

Troy Irving

Team Massage Therapist

Kat Woodring


Strength & Conditioning Coach

Mike is entering into his 3rd season as Strength and Conditioning coach to the Spartans. At Southern Oregon University, Mike studied Health and Physical Education. Mike also holds numerous certifications in strength and conditioning, personal training, and nutrition. Mike currently resides in Jacksonville, Oregon with his two small children Parker and Michael III

Team Medical Provider

Robert L. Patterson III ( Rob) Has been a member of the Spartans family since it’s inception three years ago and has been there shoulder to shoulder with the team on the bench ever since. Rob has lived in the Rogue Valley since 2001 with his two boys Owen 11, and Robbie 13. Rob is an active member in the community helping to coach and serving as President of the Phoenix Talent Pop Warner Football Association.


Rob received his BA from Western Maryland College in Athletic Training, went on to receive his MS in Physician Assistant at Duquesne University. Rob can be seen throughout the valley as the Athletic Trainer of many of the most premier athletic programs. Friday nights in the fall you can see him at many local venues helping with High School Football, he has been responsible for the care of the Medford Rogues Baseball Team, the River Dawgs Baseball Team, the Warriors Football Program, the Renegades Football Program, and previously the Wranglers Ice Hockey Team.


Rob has extensive orthopedic training with more than 15 years of hands on operative and clinical experience. Previously he worked with Steve Chamberlain of Southern Oregon Orthopedics and now he is employed at Valley Immediate Care here in our valley. Rob is well known in our medical community and has provided our athletes with excellent care making many parents thankful for his service. We welcome Rob back this year in conjunction with valley Immediate Care as our Team Medical Provider for the 2013 WSHL season.




Rob can be reached by contacting him via e-mail at: