Panther Valley Sports Medicine Staff: 

Lead Athletic Trainer:
Dylan Bradley EdD, LAT, ATC, CCHW


Dylan serves as the lead athletic trainer for Panther Valley, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the sports medicine department and healthcare services.
Dylan completed his undergraduate stent at East Stroudsburg University where he studied athletic training. Following the completion of his Bachelor's degree, he attended Kent State University where he worked as a teaching assistant in the athletic training program. Dylan received a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology/Athletic Training. Most recently, Dylan pursued his Doctor of Education through Kent State University where he studied interprofessional leadership with a concentration in athletic training education. In addition to serving as the lead athletic trainer, Dylan has further training in community health, working to improve the social equity among student-athletes. 
Dylan has a passion for education and mental health within athletics. When not working with the Panthers, Dylan enjoys biking, kayaking, and listening to country music. 
In addition to being an athletic trainer, Dylan is also the chair of the PA chapter of ATs Care organization, the Carbon County delegate for the PATS committee, and an adjunct instructor at East Stroudsburg University. 

To contact Dylan, please e-mail him or call 570-645-2171, x 2117 

Athletic Trainer:
JC Marchena MS, LAT, ATC
I have been in PA for a majority of my life. I went to King’s College for my bachelors degree in Athletic Training. During that time I was a AT student in various settings such as high school and college sports. After graduating from King’s College, I went to East Stroudsburg university as a Graduate Assistant, and working in the East Stroudsburg South district. After graduating and attaining my Masters I went to St Luke’s, where I was in the Allentown district for 3 years. I also have had industrial Athletic Training experience for about two years while working with industrial workers in a plant that makes cabinets. 

I am committed to helping athletes to the best of my abilities I am personable and try to get to know others for my job consists of doing my best to care for their overall health. Hobbies I enjoy doing are listening to various genres of music, driving, and playing video games. 

Head Sports Performance Coach:
Morgan Boyle, BS-EXSS

Coach Boyle is the sports performance coach for Panther Valley JrSr High School. She runs all of the strength and conditioning programs for the athletics department. Coach Boyle graduated from Tamaqua Area High School. She continued her education at Coastal Carolina University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Science. While at Coastal she was a member of their Division I Track and Field program where she threw javelin. After College she worked for a physical therapy clinic in North Carolina as a rehabilitation technician. She now works for the St. Luke's Health Network as an Exercise Specialist as well as Strength and conditioning coach. 

Team Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician:
Richard Sirard, MD

I am a fellowship-trained primary care sports medicine physician who ensures the very best in health and medical care for athletes.  I am experienced and trained in the prevention and care of musculoskeletal issues and other health problems linked to sports injuries.  I am a strong proponent of holistic care for athletes including healthy eating and daily exercise.  I provide patients with an individualized treatment plan and personalized goals for faster recovery and safe return to play.

I am a board-certified family medicine and primary care sports medicine physician. I attended the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and completed my family medicine residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital and his fellowship in primary care sports medicine at St. Luke’s.

I joined St. Luke’s University Health Network in 2019. I am a member of American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. I provide non-surgical treatment of sports injuries and illnesses including fracture care, concussion management, overuse and acute injuries and everyday musculoskeletal ailments for people of all ages.

My love of sports medicine stems from being a former professional triathlete and understanding how important it is to get back to the activities that we love. I feel that keeping active at any age is important physically as well as mentally. I am passionate about helping athletes and non-athletes with their musculoskeletal injuries.

Team Orthopedic Surgery Physician:
Eric Pridgen, MD, PhD

My goal is to treat each patient based on their unique needs and tailor treatment options to meet their personal goals. I have experience treating athletes from weekend warriors to elite athletes at all levels. Regardless of your activity level, my goal is to get you back to the activities you enjoy. 

I am a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon focusing on sports medicine and knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgery. I have expertise in treating:

Knee injuries, such as:

    Meniscus tears, ligament injuries, including ACL tears, articular cartilage injuries, & patella instability 

Shoulder injuries, such as:

    Shoulder instability, labral tears, & rotator cuff tears

I employ minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to treat these conditions. I believe in using evidence-based practices to guide treatment options and have contributed to the literature with numerous peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters.

I received a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware and a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with research focusing on bioengineering and nanotechnology. After earning a medical degree from Stanford University, I completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in sports medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. During my fellowship, I was an assistant team physician for the Washington University athletes, as well as the St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Battlehawks and the St. Louis City soccer team. I am a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Outside work, I enjoy working out and spending time with my wife and two children.