Sunday, May 22, 2011

Head Athletic Trainer Gene Monahan Will Retire

Head Athletic Trainer Gene Monahan, who is the longest-tenured employee in the Yankees organization, announced on 5/11 that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2011 season after 49 years of continuous the longest-tenured Head Athletic Trainer in the Major Leagues, having worked in that capacity for the last 39 years...first worked for the Yankees organization in 1962, serving as a bat boy and clubhouse attendant during spring training while in his senior year at St. Thomas 
Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale...began his athletic training career with the Yankees' Class-D Ft. Lauderdale affiliate in 1963, and was promoted in 1965 to Double-A, where he served as head trainer for Columbus (Ga.) and Binghamton (N.Y.) 1969, made the jump to Triple-A Syracuse, where he worked through 1972 before heading the Yankees' Major League training staff in 1973. 

1 comment:

  1. I expect an athletic trainer salary to be pretty good. My brother is talking if becoming an AT. What was Gene making ? Anyone know a ballpark figure ?