Nov 9, 2015Athletic Trainer Nancy Flynn Leaves Dodgers
Nancy Flynn, the first female athletic trainer in Major League Baseball history, is joining the mass exodus from the Los Angeles Dodgers sports medicine staff. An Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Dodgers since 2011, Flynn says she’s leaving the team to spend more time with her family, according to the Dodgers-related site truebluela.com.
“I have enjoyed my time working in professional baseball, but it is the best decision for my family and me. After having my son in February, the Dodgers organization was extremely supportive and gave me every opportunity to have a work-life balance,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “I will miss working with the players and coaches, their families and the administration of the Los Angeles Dodgers. For at least the next month, I will continue to be a consultant for the Dodgers, and hope to work in MLB again in the future.”
Earlier this fall, Vice President for Medical Services Stan Conte announced he was stepping down to focus on research into baseball injuries. The team also parted ways with manager Don Mattingly after the 2015 season.
Flynn spent two of her years with the team working under Sue Falsone, who became the first female Head Athletic Trainer in major American team sports when she was named to the Dodgers’ position in 2012. Falsone left the team two years ago and is now owner of a consulting business for healthcare clinicians.