Name: Michael Dobie
Alma Mater: Whitworth University
What’s your current gig: Novato High School Athletic Trainer, through Go4Healthcare
Most Important Thing in Your Bag: A thorough and effective evaluation
What is the Weirdest / Wildest / Most Interesting / Out there AT job you’ve ever worked:
I worked for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club in Surprise, AZ. I learned a lot!.
Share your best Moment / Story / Anecdote as an AT:
It is important as the ATC’s to not be discouraged. We do so many good things for clients and athletes that the value is obvious. Any athletes that we treat and continues to play healthy is a success story. Every time we save an athlete from further harm is a success story. We are a necessity for coaches, athletes, and parents.
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What does your day to day look like?
A multitasking triaging storm of service to athletes, parents, and coaches.
What has been the biggest change in the year of the pandemic?
I’ve noticed that the demand for Athletic Trainer has risen a ton in the last two years. High schools and coverage opportunities seem to be everywhere.
When you’re not on a sideline, where can we find you?
Rock climbing! If I am not injured. Yes I am not the best patient.
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