Damien is very fortunate to have two (2) NATA Certified Athletic Trainers on staff. Some schools in the area do not have any qualified medical professionals on staff to provide emergency care, evaluation and treatment, or rehabilitation of athletic illnesses or injuries.
In addition to on the field care for practices and games, we also offer students who are interested in the field of sports medicine to join our competitive NHSSM Sports medicine club and to take our two (2) sports medicine and athletic training courses. Please see our club page for more information.
In 2009, Jessica Truax, Director of the Sports Medicine, established the program at Damien High School. In 2013, Damien joined the National Honors Society of Sports Medicine (NHSSM). In 2015, Gabrielle White (ATC) named as the Head Athletic Trainer. In 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, the Sports Medicine Program placed in the top 10 in the State of California at the annual NHSSM competition.
Our Sports Medicine Team
Jessica Truax, M.Ed, ATC - Director of Sports Medicine / Science Teacher / Athletic Trainer
Gabrielle White, ATC - Head Athletic Trainer
Dr. Erik Olsen, MD - Football Team Physician since 2004
PVHMC Family Practice Medicine / Sports Medicine in the Chino Hills Offices
Dr. Steven Bast, MD - Team Orthopedic Surgeon / DHS Baseball Pitching Coach / DHS Hall of Fame
Megan Medical Center in Covina
Dr. Connor LaRose, MD - Team Orthopedic Surgeon / Damien Alumni
Arrowhead Orthopedics in Rancho Cucamonga
The Sports Medicine Center - 909-865-9810
Free Injury Screenings with X-rays / Sports Physicals for $31 / Physical Therapy
PVHMC Physical Therapy Department at the Pomona location
Damien High School is also an approved clinical site for the University of La Verne and Azusa Pacific University’s Athletic Training Education Programs. Athletic Training students at these universities will be assigned to Damien High School to work and learn from our Certified Athletic Trainers bringing what they learned in the classroom into a hands-on reality.