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    • Meet the Athletic Training Staff

         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

         Mr. Rory Blevins, MAT, LAT, ATC

    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:

    Owens Recovery Science Blood Flow Restriction

    Structure & Function Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab and Sports Performance

    Graston Technique M1 Certification

    KT1/KT2

         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

     




         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

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