John Houston enters his 17th season as the associate athletics trainer at the University of Houston, serving as the primary athletics trainer for men's basketball and assisting with all teams.
Houston handles the men's basketball team's day-to-day needs within the sports medicine program, including the evaluation of injuries, oversight of treatment and rehabilitation programs, coordination of physician care and scheduling of preseason physical exams. In addition, he serves as the team's travel coordinator.
He returned to the state of Texas after serving three years as the assistant athletics trainer at Marshall. While there, Houston was the primary athletics trainer for the men's basketball team and assisted with other teams.
A native of Fritch, Texas, he graduated from Sandford-Fritch High School in 1986 and earned his undergraduate degree at Texas Tech in 1991. Houston received his master's degree in sports administration in 1994 from the University of Kentucky, where he served as a graduate assistant athletics trainer.
He went to Marshall after serving as the head athletics trainer at Georgetown College.
A certified athletics trainer, Houston is a member of the National Athletics Trainer Association, the Southwest Athletics Trainer Association and the College Athletics Trainers Association. He also is a licensed trainer in the state of Texas and a Certified Exercise Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
He is married to the former Amie Winn, a four-year letterwinner in gymnastics at Kentucky and the 1990 Southeast Regional All-Around Individual champion. They have a son, Trey, and the family lives in Sugar Land.