*This post was revised 10 a.m. Tues. May 31. And again on Thurs. June 16
Kirk Richardson, Salem High Class of 2005 began work as the Athletic Trainer for the Washington Nationals Rookie League Team of the Gulf Coast League in Melbourne Fla. on May 9th 2011.
Kirk played baseball for the 2005 SHS baseball team, Coached by Jim Stepp and Wes McMillan that won the River Ridge District Tournament by knocking off Cave Spring which previously had an undefeated district record. He also played several years for Rip City Baseball, coached by Dave Christianson.
He developed an interest in Athletic Training from Coach Tucker’s
Anatomy class while at SHS and went on to get his undergrad degree as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) from JMU in 2009.
He graduated from the
University of South Carolina with his Masters on May 7th. 2011. *Correction: Richardson is currently working on a research project for the final stages of earning his Masters degree from the University of South Carolina
Kirk would like to thank all the coaches, teachers and others who have helped him along the way take his love of baseball and turn it into a great job.
Submitted by Glen Richardson