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Colorado Rockies

Keith Dugger – Head Athletic Trainer

Keith Dugger, 50, begins his 18th season in Major League Baseball after nine seasons in the Minors. After receiving an undergraduate degree in athletic training in 1989 from San Diego State University, Dugger joined the San Diego Padres’ farm system, working with Class A affiliates in Spokane, Wash., from 1990 to 1991, and Charleston, S.C., in 1992. He came to the Rockies’ farm system in 1993, working with the Class A Bend, Ore., Rockies for one season, Class AA New Haven, Conn., Ravens in 1994, and Class AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox from 1995 to 1998. Dugger earned the Pacific Coast League’s “Athletic Trainer of the Year Award” in 1997, and in 2003 earned the honor of Major League “Training Staff of the Year” along with head trainer Thomas Probst. Dugger was selected to represent the National League as one of its athletic trainers at the 2010 All-Star Game in Anaheim. In addition, Dugger has served on the Executive Board of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) as National League Representative and is on the Pitch Smart Panel which was launched in 2014 through the works of MLB and USA Baseball. A member of the NATA and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers Association, Dugger also volunteers as a YMCA Big Brother and enjoys golfing, fishing, and traveling. He lives in Morrison, Colo., with wife, Shannon, and daughter, Tianna, and his son Cashel.

Tom Probst – Sr. Director of Medical Operations

In honor of his 14 years of service with the club, the Rockies named Tom Probst as baseball’s very first Director of Medical Operations on Nov. 18, 2004. In this newly created role, he oversees all medical personnel at both the major and minor league levels. An original hire when the team began Minor League play in 1992, Probst was the first Athletic Trainer hired in the Colorado Rockies Organization history. He has worked in the training room for each of Colorado’s first 12 seasons of Major League existence. He served as assistant athletic trainer from 1993-98 before being named the second head trainer in franchise history on Oct. 27, 1998. He spent six years in that capacity, ending his Athletic Trainer’s room tenure at the end of the 2004 season after being named the Director of Medical Operations. In 2003, he and Keith Dugger were named Major League Training Staff of the Year by their peers. Probst was also selected to represent the National League as one of its trainers at the 2003 All-Star Game in Chicago. During the 2004 off-season, he toured Japan with the Major League Baseball All-Stars. TP served as trainer for the franchise’s first group of draftees during a June, 1992, mini-camp. Later that year, he was the trainer of the first team in organizational history, Bend in the Northwest League. The 1992 campaign marked a return to pro baseball for Probst, who spent five years in the Montreal organization dating back to 1981. Tom has served on the Executive Board of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS). He was the NL representative for PBATS in 2002 and 2003 and the treasurer in 2004 and was re-elected to the board in 2014. In December of 2004, he was asked to speak in Nagoya, Japan for JPBATS. Probst has two degrees: one in physical education from Mankato State University (1981) and a B.S. in physical therapy from Florida International University (1988). He and his wife, Gina, reside in Littleton with their three sons, Daniel, Nicholas and Christopher.

Scott Gehret – Asst. Athletic Trainer

Scott Gehret, 45, begins his 12th year in Major League Baseball as Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Colorado Rockies. Scott received an undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Colorado State University in 1993 and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 1997. His professional career started with the Colorado Rockies in 1995 as Team Athletic Trainer for Class A affiliate, Portland. Scott returned to Portland in 1998 and moved up to the Double-A affiliate in 1999. Scott will represent the National League as one of the Athletic Trainers in 2015 All Star game in Cincinnati.  Scott was Colorado’s Minor League Rehabilitation Coordinator from 2000-2004. Scott lives in Denver, Colorado and enjoys skiing and snow shoeing.