Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY Sports 8:31 a.m. EST February 17, 2015 HOUSTON...
Head Athletic Trainer
Kevin Rand, 53, is in his 11th season as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Detroit Tigers. Prior to joining Detroit, Rand was an Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Montreal Expos in 2002 and the Florida Marlins from 1993 to 2001. He served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the American League at the 2005 All-Star Game. In 2006, Rand was named as part of the PBATS Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year. A native of Cape Elizabeth, ME , Rand was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. He began his career with the New York Yankees organization as the Athletic Trainer of the Class A Ft. Lauderdale Yankees in 1982. In 1985, he was elevated to the Class AA Albany-Colonie Yankees and the Class AAA Columbus Clippers the following season. In 1989, Rand began a four-year stint as the Yankees’ Minor League head athletic trainer/rehabilitation supervisor. He also served as athletic trainer for La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League in 1987 and Caimanes in the Dominican Winter League in 1985. Rand served on the PBATS Executive Committee as the National League Assistant Athletic Trainer Representative from 1998-2001 and as the American League Head Athletic Trainer representative from 2004-2009. He is a certified member of the NATA and the NSCA.He and his wife, Tisa, have four sons, Keegan, Kamden, Kallen, and Kashton and reside in Lakeland, Fla.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Carter, 53, went from the classroom to the training room. After receiving an undergraduate degree in health education from Indiana University in 1986, Carter accepted a teacher/trainer position at Central High School in Evansville, Ind. The Elkhart, Ind., native joined the Tigers’ organization in 1989, making stops in Fayetteville, NC (A) 1989 – 1990, Lakeland, FL (A) 1991- 1992, and Toledo, OH (AAA) 1993 – 1994. Carter was promoted to The Major League Club in 1995. Named The American League Asst. He was named Athletic Trainer for the 2005 MLB All-Star Game in Detroit. Carter served as The American League Assistant Athletic Trainer rep on the PBATS Executive Board From 2006 – 2009. He remains active in PBATS by working on The Website Committee. In 2006, Carter was named as part of The PBATS Major League Athletic Training Staff of The Year. While serving as an Athletic Trainer at Evansville Central HS, Carter was an athletic trainer for the Indiana High School All-Star Baseball Game in 1987, the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Track and Field Trials in 1988. Off Season employment has included, University of Evansville basketball team from 1989-90 and Athletic Trainer for Webber College in 1991. Carter and his wife Tari live in Washington, MI. The Carter’s have six children, Joshua, Jeremy, Jacob, Jesse, Delaney, and Sean.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Doug Teter, 42, will be entering his 8th year as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Detroit Tigers following 13 years in the Minor League system. He joined the Tigers’ Organization with the Fayetteville, NC affiliate (1993), moved on to Jamestown, NY (1994), and worked two years with the Lakeland Tigers (1995-1996). After serving two years as Rehabilitation Coordinator (1997-1998), he was given the Minor League Medical Coordinator position that he held until this year. Teter was named Dwight Lowry Player Development Man of the Year in 2001. In 2006 Doug shared the PBATS Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year award. A native of Constantine, MI, Doug currently resides in Lakeland, FL with his wife Joya and three sons Zachary, Deacon, and Matthew.