High School Program
MCMC Sports Medicine trainers work closely with area schools providing
an array of services to athletes, including performance enhancement, injury
prevention and safe return to play following an injury. All of our athletic
trainers attend school games and practices. In addition, through our Sportsmetrics
program, our personal trainers work with high school athletes in the off-season,
helping with strength and conditioning and speed and agility training,
and injury and dehydration prevention.
In addition, we participate in community events like The Dalles Youth Football games,
the Pig Bowl,
Babe Ruth and
JBO baseball and sponsor many local athletic organizations.
John Barresse, Certified Athletic Trainer
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Maybe the most interesting thing about John choosing athletic training
as his career is, he didn’t even know what training was until his
college adviser suggested he look into pursuing a degree in it. He signed
up for observation hours in the athletic training room at Eastern Oregon
University as a sophomore and was hooked on becoming an ATC. He graduated
from the program and became BOC certified in 2003.
John continued his education at the University of Oregon, where he earned
a master’s degree in sports medicine in 2005. While at the UO, John
had the opportunity to work with both Springfield High School and UO athletes.
John is patient about his career. “Working at a high school is great,”
he says. “My day is never dull. But what I like most is being able
to make a positive influence in today’s youth because that is very
rewarding to me. I love what I do.”
Esther Ferguson, Certified Athletic Trainer
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Esther became interested in athletic training after working with the athletic
trainer at her high school following her own sports injury. She earned
her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from California State
University, Long Beach and a master’s degree in athletic training
from California Baptist University. Esther moved to Oregon after working
as an athletic trainer with the U.S. Army attached to a basic training
She is excited to be working with high school athletics and most enjoys
spending time on the sidelines getting to know the athletes and helping
them perform to their maximum potential.
Joseph Lanzetti, Certified Athletic Trainer
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I discovered the field of athletic training during my time at Portland
State University where I spent two years as an intern with the PSU women’s
soccer team. The job was never predictable, and I spent a lot of time
outside working directly with athletes to help them perform at their best.
After graduating from PSU, I enrolled at the University of Arkansas where
I earned my Masters of Athletic Training.
One thing I really love about this job is that my patients want to continuously
improve, or after an injury, be at least as good as before the injury.
Knowing that I can help them in that journey to become stronger and smarter
is incredibly rewarding.
Matt Eby, Personal Trainer
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An ACSM-certified personal trainer with a degree in exercise and sport
science and more than 15 years of experience, Matt has a diverse background.
He played college basketball and college and semi-pro baseball. He also
enjoyed two seasons as a snowboard instructor, and has completed two duathlons
and nine sprint triathlons, and raced dirt bikes.
Matt provides school athletes with strength, speed and agility training
as well as hydration and nutrition advice. Through our clinic’s
Sportsmetrics program, he works with athletes year-round on strength and
conditioning, speed and agility and ACL injury prevention.