Head Athletic Trainer, Director of Player Health
George, 56, enters his fourth season as the Head Athletic Trainer / Director of Player Health for the Atlanta Braves. He spent the previous 18 years with the Toronto Blue Jays. Prior to the Blue Jays, George was an athletic trainer in the San Diego Padres’ Minor League sys- tem for 10 years. George got his first experience with professional sports in 1986 as an athletic training intern in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns Football Club. A Cleveland native, George earned his undergraduate degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, and earned his master’s degree from the University of Alabama. He worked his way up through the Padres’ Minor League system with stops in Waterloo, Iowa (Class A); Wichita, Kan.; Memphis, Tenn.; Mobile, Ala. (Class AA); and Las Vegas, NV (Class AAA). At the conclusion of the 1998 Minor League season, George assisted the San Diego Padres’ Athletic Training Staff during the 1998 playoffs and World Series. During the off-season, George and his wife, Jenny, live in Florida with their three daughters, Lainey, Evy, and Nicki.