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     Meet the Athletic Training Staff
     

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Ernie Garza, MBA, LAT

Email:  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

Owens Recovery Science Blood Flow Restriction

Graston Technique M1 Certification

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Mr. Rory Blevins, MAT, LAT, ATC, CES

Email:  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:

NASM- Corrective Exercise Specialist

Owens Recovery Science Blood Flow Restriction

Structure & Function Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab and Sports Performance

Graston Technique M1 Certification

KT1/KT2

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Miss Amber Fragoso, M.Ed, LAT, ATC

Email:  afragoso@alvinisd.net

 

Where were you born?

Born and raised in IL

Where did you attend High School?

Plainfield South High School

What was your favorite subject in high school?

Science

Where did you go to college? 

Undergraduate:  Lewis University

Graduate:  St. Mary's University

Previous work experience:

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at St. Mary's University

Athletic Trainer Beaumont Chiropractic

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Exercise, run, bake, board games, and playing with my cats

Most memorable Athletic Training experience:

Working the slam dunk contest for the Final 4

Certifications/Skills:

Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer

Owens Recovery Science Blood Flow Restriction

 

 

 

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Mr. Nicholas Portillo, MED, LAT, ATC

Email:  nportillo@alvinisd.net 

 

Where were you born?

I was born in El Paso, TX.

Where did you attend high school?

I attended Lynnwood High School in Lynnwood, WA.

What was your favorite Subject in high school?

History

Where did you go to college?

I went to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for my Bachelor's Degree, and to Houston Baptist University for my Master's Degree.

What did you get a Degree in?

Bachelor's Degree is in Athletic Training.

Master's Degree is in Education.

Previous Work Experience:

Houston Baptist University as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer working with Men's and Women's soccer.

Texas Southern University as the Head Football Athletic Trainer.

Houston Baptist University as the Head Football Athletic Trainer.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy weight lifting and working out, listening to music, reading, and drawing. Sporting events, traveling. Most of all, I love spending time with my family.

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

Never fail to learn and try.

Most memorable Athletic Training Experience:

Being a part of HBU football as they became a nationally ranked football team for the first time in program history.

Certifications/Skills:

Myofascial Release/ Triger Point Therapy

Dynamic Tape Certified

Owens Recovery Science Blood Flow Restriction