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.