Former Warrior named Titans trainer for 2012.
TORRINGTON: The Torrington Titans have named Brittany Houle to the position of trainer for the 2012 Futures Collegiate Baseball League season.
Houle graduated from Wamogo Regional High School in 2006 and played three sports (soccer, swimming and crew) while she was there before attending the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training Education in 2010.
She has put in the time learning her craft as well, participating in over 3000 hours of work with numerous sporting teams linked to her clinical education.
Houle continued her education after her undergraduate time was up, traveling to England to attend Roehampton University.
In 2011, she graduated with a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition.
She is currently employed at Maletta Pfeiffer and Associates Physical Therapy in Torrington.
While at Wamogo, Houle played four years of varsity soccer at just about every position she could, while swimming three years and taking part in crew all four.
Houle swam for three years during her undergraduate time in Maine as well and is looking forward to her first year of trying to keep college baseball players on the field.
“I like being outside and being around sports.” Houle said. “If I can help keep the kids stay healthy this summer, it should lead to better play on the field.
The strain and stress of a condensed summer season, ripe with long bus trips and late nights can wear out the best of players, making the job of trainer an important one for any college team.
Having a qualified and efficient trainer helps make both the manager and general manger’s jobs that much easier.
“Brittany will fill out a nightly training report that both Misha (Dworken, the Titans manager) and I will see.” GM Sander Stotland said. “We have to be mindful of the fact that these players are on loan to us from their college’s. It’s our job to showcase them, but also to return them in one piece.”
Some players just don't want to come off the field regardless of their physical condition, it will be Houle's job to help the Titans management know who might not be up to par and could use to take the day off.
Houle, who will not travel with the team, hopes to make a difference when the 2012 Titans take to the field at Fuessenich Park starting in early June.