Head Athletic Trainer
Mark Rogow, 48, enters his third season with the Padres as their Head Athletic Trainer. Mark joined the Padres after five years with the United States Department of Defense, serving as Sports Medicine Program Manager for the Naval Special Warfare (Navy SEALS) at NSW Group 1 – NAB Coronado. In his previous position he helped oversee the clinic operation that was responsible for providing musculoskeletal care and rehabilitation for SEAL Teams 1, 3, 5 and 7, as well as several other large commands that helped support the SEAL Teams. Prior to working for the D.O.D., Mark spent 20 years working in professional baseball, most recently as the Minor League Medical Coordinator for the New York Mets for five seasons (2006-10). Prior to the Mets, he worked for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization from 1991-2005 in various capacities…he was a Pirates’ Major League Assistant Athletic Trainer and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for five seasons (2001-05) and in 2002 he and the Pirates’ Major League Athletic Training Staff was voted by their peers as Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year. Prior to being promoted to the major league club he served as their Minor League Athletic Training/Rehab/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for four seasons (1997-2000). He also served as their athletic trainer for the Carolina Mudcats (1996), Bradenton Pirates (1991-95) and in the offseason worked as an athletic trainer for the Chandler Diamondbacks (1994) in the Arizona Fall League and with the Honolulu Sharks (1996) of the Hawaiian Winter League. Mark graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Sciences in 1991 and earned his certification in massage therapy from the Florida School of Massage in 1991. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Mark resides in Carlsbad, Calif with his wife, Cheryl, and their three children, Spencer, Preston and Hayden.