Meet Your Athletic Trainer

Holland Hospital athletic trainers partner with NFL quarterback and Holland Christian grad, Kirk Cousins, to promote Holland Hospital Sports Medicine. Left to right: Kirk Cousins, Diana Albers (Zeeland West AT), Jason Burgess (Zeeland East AT)

Meet Your Athletic Trainer!

Jason Burgess is a nationally certified, state licensed athletic trainer. Employed through Holland Hospital, he has been the head athletic trainer at Zeeland East High School since 2014.

Jason is a Michigan native. Born and raised in Deckerville, Michigan, where he grew up playing a variety of sports. He was an All-State athlete in track and still holds multiple school records at Deckerville.

After high school, Jason completed his undergraduate studies at Grand Valley State University, majoring and receiving degrees in Athletic Training, Health Science, and Clinical Exercise Science. During his time at Grand Valley, he worked with multiple varsity teams, as well as with local high schools and other area university athletic programs.

Jason’s graduate studies took him to Indiana, where he attended Valparaiso University. At Valpo, he served for two years as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, overseeing their NCAA Division I football team, as well as back-to-back Horizon League champion baseball team. During this time, Jason also completed a Master’s degree in Sports Administration.

Jason is also nationally certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  He also serve as a preceptor for the Grand Valley State University and Hope College Athletic Training Education Programs.