Head Athletic Trainer
Keith Dugger, 51, begins his 19th 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.