Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has a new athletic trainer in town, James Cano, as of Sept. 4.
Cano, 50, comes to the district from South San High School, where he was assistant trainer for the last three years. He is passionate about sports medicine and also helping students achieve their fullest potential.
Cano said he was in communication with Uvalde High School athletic director R.T. Gonzales about the need for a trainer since June. He said Gonzales provides great leadership for the school and has helped establish Cano here.
“I think we’re starting to form a good team to take care of the kids,” he said.
Cano would like to upgrade current facilities through a grant. He wants to replace the existing hot tub and treadmill, and add additional examination tables.
He would also like to find a sponsor for the purchase of a golf cart for the Honey Bowl, to facilitate the safe and quick removal of injured players from the field.
Cano is working on revisions to the existing emergency action plan. He has plans to develop an emergency plan for junior high sports as well.
“I just want to make sure I do the best job I can,” Cano said of his dedicated work. “That speaks to your character.”
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