Athletic Training Staff
Ricky Rodriguez joined the Miller family in the fall of 2014 as our first staff Athletic Trainer (AT). He is certified as an ATC with the Board of Certification (BOC) and registered with the State of Oregon Health Licensing Office as an Athletic Trainer. Ricky previously held the position of head athletic trainer at Willamette High School and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland. Ricky graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2005 and his Masters of Education in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University in 2017. Ricky is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 2006 and the regional OSAA ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer (ITAT) for the Eugene/Springfield area.
Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians, nurses, Physical Therapists, and other members of the Sports Medicine Team. The services provided by ATs comprise of injury prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
Facility and Clinical Hours
The Athletic Training Room (ATR) is located within Miller Pavilion near the main entrance. It underwent a full renovation shortly after hiring Ricky in 2014. The clinical hours for evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation vary. The ATR typically opens at 12:30 p.m. and stays open until the end of the athletic activities each weekday. However, there are times that the ATR closes due to practice coverages and athletic contests. Our athletic training staff provide medical services at all of our Miller home games.
Responsibilities of Athletes and Parent(s) of Athletes
- Inform the Athletic Trainer of ALL injuries that occur during the season, whether or not the injury happened while participating in the sport. This is essential in the recovery process.
- Inform the Athletic Trainer of ALL doctor visits regarding injury and return to participation.
- Provide the Athletic Trainer with a written note from ALL doctor visits. Documentation of an athlete’s injury and return to participation guidelines aids in communication between the physician and AT. In some cases the athlete will not be allowed to return to participation without a note from the physician.
Slocum Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is the official sports medicine provider of Miller Athletics and all Eugene/Springfield are high schools.
Sports Medicine Policies and Procedures
Phone: 541-744-4810 (Office)