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     Meet the Athletic Training Staff
     
Mr. Ernie Garza M.B.A. LAT.

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Mr. Ernie Garza M.B.A. LAT.

E-mail:  egarza@alvinisd.net

 

Where were you born?

I was born in Houston Texas. 

Where did you attend high school?

I attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel high school in Houston Texas.

What was your favorite Subject in high school?

Biology

Where did you go to college?

The University of Houston and Baker College 

What did you get a degree in?

I have a bachelors degree in Physical Education and a Masters of Business Administration degree. 

Previous work experience:

Deer Park HS, St. John Hospital, Alps Physical Therapy, St. Joseph Hospital, Houston ISD, San Jacinto College, Hitchcock HS, Houston Ballet

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Golf, Sleep, Read, Spend time with my wife and kids

What is one of the main lessons you've learned in life?

Never stop learning.

 Most memorable Athletic Training experience:

Working with 3 Final Four basketball teams at the University of Houston

Certifications/Skills:

Kinesio Tape Level 4

Myofascial Release

Trigger Point Therapy

K-Laser Therapy

 Blake Lapier, MA, LAT, ATC

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Blake Lapier, MA, LAT, ATC

E-mail:  blapier@alvinisd.net

 

Where were you born?

Lake Jackson, TX

Where did you attend high school?

Brazoswood High School

What was your favorite Subject in high school?

Spanish

Where did you go to college?

The University of Texas at Austin

University of Houston 

What did you get a degree in?

BS Athletic Training

MA Sports and Fitness Administration 

Previous Work Experience:

University of Houston- Graduate Assistant

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Hanging out with friends and family

What is one of the main lessons you've learned in life?

Work hard and good things will happen 

Most memorable Athletic Training Experience:

Winning the Peach Bowl with UH

Certifications/Skills:

Owens Recovery Science- Blood Flow Restriction

Level 1 & 2 Kinesiotaping

 

 Rory Blevins, MAT, LAT, ATC

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Rory Blevins, MAT, LAT, ATC

E-mail:  rblevins@alvinisd.net

 

Where were you born?

Muenster, TX

Where did you go to high school?

Pleasant Plains High School, Pleasant Plains, IL

What was your favorite subject in high school?

Anatomy / Physiology 

Where did you go to college?

Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

What did you get a degree in?

Bachelors, Exercise Science 

Masters, Athletic Training

Previous work experience:

Athletico Physical Therapy

United States Soccer Federation

Houston Dynamo

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spending time with my wife and son.  Traveling, going to sporting events, and concerts.

What is one of the main lessons you've learned in life?

Your education is never complete.

Most memorable Athletic Training experience:

 Watching one of my Houston Dynamo players return to the field in October, after having his ACL surgically repaired in April.

Certifications/Skills:

 Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab and Sports Performance

Graston Technique M1 Certification

KT1/KT2

Functional Movement Technique

 Samantha Baker, MS, LAT, ATC

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Samantha Baker, MS, LAT, ATC

E-mail:  sabaker@alvinisd.net

 

Where were you born?

 Arlington, TX

 Where did you attend High School?

 Locust Grove High School, Locust Grove, OK

 What was your favorite subject in high school?

 Anatomy

Where did you go to college? 

 University of Oklahoma- BS Multidisciplinary Studies; Emphasis in Health Studies

Texas A&M University- MS in Athletic Training

Louisiana State University- MS in Sports Management

Previous work experience:

LSU Track & Field/Cross Country 2014-2015

LSU Men's Tennis 2015-2016

Houston Methodist Outreach Athletic Trainer- Alvin High School 2016-2017

Head Athletic Trainer- Houston Dash 2017-2018

 What do you like to do in your spare time?

Playing with our dog, Gabby and baking/cooking.

Most memorable Athletic Training experiencing:

Working at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with LSU Track & Field

Certifications/Skills:

Graston Technique M1 Certification

Foundations in Dry Needling Orthopedic Rehab & Sports Performance