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Head Athletic Trainer

Keith Dugger

Keith Dugger, begins 55, his 23rd 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, and was the National League athletic trainer for the 2021 All-Star game in Denver. 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. Took part in the 2018 Japan All-Star tour. 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 Castle Pines, Colo., with wife, Shannon, and daughter, Tianna, and his son Cashel.

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Sr. Director of Medical Operations

Tom Probst

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.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Heath Townsend

Heath Townsend, 50, begins his 3rd season in Major League Baseball after 19 seasons in the Minors. Heath received an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from the University of West Alabama in 1996 and a Master of Arts degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from the University of North Alabama in 1998. The Colorado Rockies Baseball Organization employed Heath in the spring of 2000 as a minor league athletic trainer. Heath’s first assignment led him to Portland, Oregon for the Rookie ball affiliate Portland Rockies of the Northwest League. The following season, Heath was sent to Asheville, North Carolina for the Class A affiliate Asheville Tourists of the South Atlantic League where he remained from 2001-2004. During this time, Heath was recognized as “The 2001 South Atlantic League Athletic Trainer of the Year.” In 2005, Heath was promoted to the Tulsa Drillers, AA affiliate of the Texas League, located in Tulsa Oklahoma. During which time, he was chosen to represent the Tulsa Drillers at the 2005 AA Texas League All-Star game in Frisco Texas. Heath was promoted to Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 2006, AAA affiliate of the Pacific Coast League, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Heath relocated in 2013 when the Colorado Rockies moved their AAA affiliate to Albuquerque, NM. He was a participant in the Colorado Rockies National League Championship and post season play with a September Call-up for the 2007 World Series. In 2009, Heath was also a part of the National league Wild Card Championship and participant in the National league Divisional Series play with a September Call-up. Heath was recognized as “The 2010 Pacific Coast League Athletic Trainer of the Year” and was chosen to represent the Sky Sox at the 2012 AAA Texas League All-Star game in Buffalo New York. Heath enjoys hunting, fishing, and watching football. Heath currently resides in Dixons Mills, AL with his wife, Becky Townsend, and son Parker.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Andy Stover

Andy Stover, 46, begins his first season in Major League Baseball after spending the previous 16 years in the Minor Leagues. Stover received a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Ashland University (OH) and a master’s degree in Education from Defiance College (OH). After spending the 2005 season as an intern with the Philadelphia Phillies, he joined the Colorado Rockies in 2006. Andy was the Athletic Trainer for Short Season Tri-City from 2006-2012 and was selected as the Northwest League Athletic Trainer of the Year by his peers in 2008 and 2009. Stover was named Assistant Minor League Rehab Coordinator in 2013, working alongside Scott Murayama to oversee the healthcare of the Player Development Department and added the responsibilities of Manager, Scottsdale Operations in 2020. He was selected to serve as the National League Athletic Trainer for the 2021 Futures Game held in Denver. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, paddle boarding and backpacking in the Grand Canyon. Andy and his wife, Lauren currently reside in Phoenix, Arizona with their 3 boys.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Scott Murayama

Scott Murayama, 47, will begin his 22nd year with the Colorado Rockies Organization, but his first year as the Major League Athletic Training and Rehab Coordinator. Scott graduated from Colorado State University in 1998 with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science and a minor in anatomy and neurobiology. After graduating, Scott worked for Banner Health in Loveland, CO helping with outpatient physical therapy, working as an athletic trainer for local high schools, and working for a sports performance company. Scott’s first year with the Rockies was 2001, when he was hired to work with their affiliate in the Northwest League, the Tri-City Dust Devils in Pasco, WA. In 2004, Scott won the “Northwest League Athletic Trainer of the Year” award that was voted on by his peers. In 2005, Scott was promoted to Minor League Rehab Coordinator. In that role and for the next 17 years, Scott focused on working with the major league rehab players as well as supervised the minor league athletic trainers and helped manage the health and wellness of the 8 minor league teams. Scott is a native to Colorado, loves all the outdoor activities the state has to offer, and is always planning international travel.