SANTA FE, N.M. — Christmas came a smidge early for St. Michael’s High School graduate Ron Porterfield.
The longtime Tampa Bay Rays head trainer was recently hired as the director of player health for the World Series runner-up Los Angeles Dodgers.
“I’m still an athletic trainer by trade, but now I’m more the overseer of the medical staff,” he said. “I’ll support the entire organization from the major leagues to the low minor leagues.”
Porterfield, 53, graduated from St. Mike’s in 1983 and his time there included a standout athletic career, playing football, basketball, baseball and track, earning All-State honors as a quarterback and kicker in football and as a shortstop in baseball.