POSITION: Athletic Trainer LEVEL OF POSITION: Rookie AZL ORGANIZATION: Padres JOB STATUS: Full-time CONTACT...
New York Yankees
Steve Donohue – Head Athletic Trainer
Steve Donohue, 59, enters his 5th season as only the 2nd Head Athletic Trainer of the New York Yankees have had in almost 40 years, following Gene Monahan’s retirement. Donohue spent 26 years serving as Gene’s assistant athletic trainer with the Yankees. Steve has been treating the injuries of professional athletes since his high school days in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. Donohue served as a student athletic trainer for the New York Jets, and he continued to assist the NFL team for four years. University of Louisville alum, Donohue joined the Yankees’ Minor League organization after graduation, working with affiliates in West Haven, Nashville, and Columbus. He was promoted to the Yankees’ MLB club in 1986. Donohue served as American Athletic Trainer for the 1999 and 2006 MLB All-Star Games. Donohue sits on the MLB Medical Advisory Committee, the Hall of Fame Committee. A member of the NATA and the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association, He also authors the annual PBATS Confidential Directory. Donohue along with Gene Monahan, was honored with the annual “MLB Athletic Training Staff of the Year” in 1990 and again in 2010. Steve is also a certified New York State Emergency Medical Technician. Donohue and his wife, Paula, have two daughters, Shannon and Margaret.
Mike Schuk – Asst. Athletic Trainer
Michael Schuk, 33, begins his third season as the Yankees’ Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist. Prior to working with the New York Yankees, Schuk spent time from 2012-2014 working on the THOR3 initiative, a program designed to aid the physical and mental abilities of Army Special Forces. Schuk began his career in baseball as an intern athletic trainer with the Cleveland Indians’ minor league system in the spring of 2006. After spending the remainder of 2006 as part of the Indians’ medical staff, Schuk returned to school for physical therapy. He earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in 2010 and immediately returned back to work another year in the Indians’ minor leagues. He received a bachelor’s degree in Health Science-Athletic Training from the University of Central Florida in 2005. Schuk also spent time as a season-long athletic training intern for the Washington Redskins in 2005.
Tim Lentych – Asst. Athletic Trainer
Tim Lentych, 37, a native of South Bend, Indiana enters his first season as assistant athletic trainer for the New York Yankees after spending 12 years in the minor leagues with the Yankees with 4 of those years serving as the Head Athletic Trainer, Player Development. Earned a bachelor’s of science in Applied Science and Technology with a concentration in athletic training from Ball State University in 2002 and a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee in 2004. Lentych resides in Tampa, FL with his wife Katie.