Tom is actually an employee of St. Joseph Mercy Health system and spends his summers in one of their clinics. However, once the Fall sports begin, he's right where he loves to be: on the field, courts, tracks and diamonds next to athletes. A majority of his time is spent taping athlete's ankles and other preventative measures before games and practices as well as checking in with coaches as to injuries. Another responsibility of Tom's is to have a presence at games with potential contact. This includes football games, track meets, baseball & softball games, wrestling matches, hockey & soccer games as well as lacrosse. Should any injury happen during a contest, Tom is the first medical presence to help guide the best treatment. Too much of sports? Not to Tom. He loves what he does and it shows in the quality of the CHS athletic programs.
|Trainer Tom checking with a Bulldog during a football game|