Lake Superior State University Sports Medicine
Lake Superior State University Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to providing all student-athletes a level of care that ensures their safe participation, aids in their individual and team's success and preserves their ability to enjoy a lifetime of physical activity. The professional medical staff is also dedicated to educating student-athletes and assisting them in developing their ability to make informed decisions regarding their personal health.
Athletic Training Staff
John Teasley M.Ed. ATC
Phone: (906) 635-2604
John is presently in his third year as a certified athletic trainer at Lake Superior State and started at LSSU in early August 2017.
His primary sport responsibilities for the Lakers are women's volleyball, women's & men's basketball, women's & men's cross country, and women's & men's track.
Teasley, a native of Holland, Mich., arrives to LSSU after spending 2015-17 at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. At ASU, Teasley was a certified graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Sun Devils' men's and women's tennis teams along with women's lacrosse.
Before Arizona State, Teasley served as a student athletic trainer at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., from 2011-15 where he assisted in athletic training duties for men's ice hockey, women's soccer, and men's & women's tennis.
Teasley graduated in 2015 from Michigan State and majored in athletic training. He then received a Master's of Education degree from Arizona State in 2017.
Patrick Sarni, MS, AT, ATC
Patrick Sarni enters his first year as co-head athletic trainer at Lake Superior State University in 2019-20.
Prior to Lake Superior State, Sarni served as an assistant athletic trainer at Lawrence Technological University, where he worked as the primary athletic trainer for both the NAIA and ACHA DIII hockey teams, and the men's and women's tennis teams in 2018-19.
Before his time at Lawrence Tech, Sarni was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of South Carolina (2016-18), where he worked with the men's basketball, men's tennis, golf and football programs.
Before his time at University of South Carolina, Sarni assisted with various teams, including hockey, while pursuing his bachelor's degree at Michigan State University (2012-2016). In addition, he completed a summer athletic training internship with the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball organization in 2015.
A native of Perrysburg, Ohio, Sarni holds a Master of Science in advanced athletic training from the University of South Carolina ('18) and Bachelor of Science in athletic training from Michigan State University ('16).
Sarni resides in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Dr. Jagannathan is a board certified neurosurgeon specializing in cranial and spinal surgery. He has a special interest in minimally invasive techniques, which often result in less post-operative discomfort, and a quicker recovery for patients.Following his neurosurgical training, Dr. Jagannathan built busy practices at Wayne State University and Northern Michigan treating over 1,000 patients with neurosurgical diseases. His current goal is to provide excellent neurosurgical service to the community, combining compassionate care, advanced neurosurgical techniques and easy accessibility for patients. With offices in Troy, Garden City, West Branch and Sault Ste. Marie, Dr. Jagannathan is always available for easy consultation with any of his patients.
Timothy Tetzlaff, D.O.
Dr. Tetzlaff has cared for patients in the Eastern Upper Peninsula for over 2 decades. He considers it as a privilege to be involved in the lives of his patients and care for them. Dr. Tetzlaff went to Trent University in Peterborough, ONT, Canada for his undergraduate studies. Then he attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for his medical school. His internship and residency were at Martin Place Hospital in Madison Heights, MI. He is a board certified family physician with full hospital admitting privileges at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
Robert Mackie, M.D.
For over 20 years, Dr. Robert Mackie has treated many patients while also motivating countless people to be proactive in their own healthy living practices. Dr. Mackie attended Albion College for his undergraduate studies. He then attended Wayne State University for medical school. His internship and residency were completed at Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals. He is a board certified family physician with full hospital admitting privileges at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
Peter Scornaiencki, D.C., CCSP
Dr. Peter Scornaiencki (Dr. Pete) graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in March 2000. After working at two practices in Minnesota, he started Bordertown Chiropractic in the Sault, with his wife Dr. Rachael McCoy, in July 2001. He furthered his education, receiving his Chiropractic Sports Physician Certification in 2011. He is actively involved in the community, as an active member of the Sault Rotary Club and trustee for Hospice of the EUP. He enjoys running, bicycling, golf and hockey. He lives in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan with his wife Rachael and children; Caitlyn and Tyler.
Rachael McCoy, D.C., CCSP
Dr. McCoy graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in July 2001. She started Bordertown Chiropractic, with her husband Dr. Pete, in Sault Ste. Marie after finishing her internship in Houghton Lake Michigan. Dr. McCoy then attended Options for Animals and became certified by the AVCA as an Animal Chiropractor in 2003. She returned to the classroom again in 2011 to become certified as a Sports Chiropractor. Along with her many academic achievements she is very involved in the community. She is currently a board member for the Sault Ste. Marie EDC. She enjoys competing in triathlons, riding her horse and spending time with her two children, Caitlyn and Tyler.