John Flatt enters his third season as an assistant athletics trainer at North Dakota. Flatt begins his second season as the assistant football athletic trainer and previously handled all athletic training assignments for the baseball and women's soccer teams. In addition to his responsibilities with football, Flatt also serves as instructor within the UND Division of Sports Medicine.
A Detroit Lakes, Minn., native, Flatt completed a master's degree in exercise science at North Dakota State University in Dec. of 2007. In May 2003, Flatt graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a bachelor's degree of applied science with a concentration in athletic training. While at UMD, he was a redshirt freshman on the 1999 Bulldogs' football team before knee injuries ended his playing career.
Prior to UND, Flatt served as the head athletics trainer at Saint Stephen's Episcopal School (Prep) in Bradenton, Fla., during the 2007-08 school year. Flatt also spent time as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., (2003-05), then served as an assistant athletics trainer at Concordia from Jan. 2006 to June 2007. During that time he also became the interim head athletics trainer at the school from March 2006 to July 2006.
Flatt's wife, Shan (Zaffke), is in her fourth year as a medical student at the UND School of Medicine.
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