Written By: Corey Tremble, Detroit Tigers
The Maine Sports Hall of Fame has announced their 2019 class and Detroit Tigers Sr. Director of Medical Services, Kevin Rand, has been named one of their inductees.
The Cape Elizabeth, Maine, native just completed his 37th season as a professional baseball athletic trainer, which included, 25 seasons aiding and mending athletes at the Major League level. The ceremony is scheduled to be held in Portland, ME on May 19th, 2019.
The mission and purpose of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame is:
Appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes and to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.
This marks the second time Rand has been recognized by his home state for his athletic training career following his induction into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.
Rand began his career in professional baseball in 1982 with the New York Yankees and rose through the minor league ranks to become the first Minor League Medical/Rehab Coordinator is baseball history. After a four-year stint as the coordinator, he joined the newly formed Florida Marlins as the assistant athletic trainer to NATA/PBATS Hall of Famer, Larry Starr.
Following nine seasons with the Marlins, Rand made a one year stop as the assistant athletic trainer for the Montreal Expos, before being named the Head Athletic Trainer of the Detroit Tigers prior to the 2003 season.
Rand recently moved into his current role of Senior Director of Medical Services for the Tigers after spending 15 years as the Director of Medical Services/Head Athletic Trainer. He shares this wonderful achievement with his wife Tisa and four sons, Keegan, Kamden, Kallen, and Kashton.