Earlier this month, the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainer Society (PBATS) honored Gene Monahan and Steve Donohue as the Best Athletic Trainers in Major League Baseball for the 2010 season. Good stuff for two remarkably nice men. Here’s the announcement.
PBATS?is proud of all of its athletic trainers and athletic training staffs, they’re among the most skilled and respected in professional sports. But each year PBATS members are given the opportunity to honor one major league team’s athletic training staff based upon their skill, their professionalism and their dedication to the core mission of PBATS. In 2010, that honor was presented to the athletic trainers of the New York Yankees, Gene Monahan and Steve Donohue.
”With a total of almost 65 years of combined service as professional baseball athletic trainers with the New York Yankees, Gene Monahan and Steve Donohue have set an example for all athletic trainers to follow, working on possibly the toughest and brightest stage in all of professional sports. The length of Gene and Steve’s tenure in baseball is only exceeded by the extent of their generosity and leadership in helping advance fellow athletic trainers,” said Richie Bancells, President of PBATS and head Athletic trainer of the Baltimore Orioles. “We salute their wonderful efforts and thank them for being premier representatives for PBATS.”
Each baseball season, the membership of PBATS vote on who they believe is the Major League Baseball Athletic Training Staff of the Year. The criteria for this award is ability related to their profession, professionalism, dedication to health of their athletes and a demonstrated desire to advance the profession of athletic training.