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TSAOG Welcomes Athletic Trainer John Carollo

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TSAOG is very pleased to announce that Athletic Trainer John Carollo has joined our team!

According to TSAOG Chief Operating Officer Chris Kean, “the addition of an athletic trainer will enhance our sports medicine program by supporting the San Antonio Talons’ and the San Antonio Scorpions’ needs in addition to the many local high school and college athletic teams for which we provide medical coverage.  John Carollo is a talented individual who has dedicated his career to supporting both professional and amateur athletes and helping them to achieve their maximum sports potential and we are excited to work with him.”

John Carollo has been working as an athletic trainer for 15 years.  He completed his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX and went on to attain a master’s degree in Medical Management at Ohio State University.  In addition, he served 5 years in the US Navy as a Russian translator and is an Operation Desert Storm veteran.

John’s resume as an athletic trainer is impressive, including work with the following organizations:

  • 2012 Olympic Games in London
  • 2011 PanAm Games in Guadalajara
  • University of the Incarnate Word Football
  • Roosevelt High School (NEISD)
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Florida Panthers
  • San Antonio Talons
  • San Antonio Rampage
  • US Olympic Committee
  • Kingdom of Bahrain Olympic Committee
  • USA Wrestling, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Taekwondo, Synchronized Swimming


John will be working closely with TSAOG’s Sports Medicine Institute to provide coverage for athletic organizations in and around San Antonio.  Dr. Christian Balldin, TSAOG’s newest sports medicine trained orthopaedic surgeon, had this to say: “The hiring of John Carollo allows our Sports Medicine Institute the opportunity to connect more effectively with local athletic trainers.  His extensive experience in high school football right here in San Antonio as well as in the London Olympics this past summer makes him a tremendous asset.  I am very much looking forward to working with John in developing easier access to specialty orthopaedic care within our Sports Medicine Institute thus allowing the athletes that need it better and more global care from the field and training room to the doctors’ office.”

We invite you to contact John Carollo directly with any questions you may have regarding sports coverage requests or sports injury management.  He can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 210.683.5749.


NOTE: We cannot provide medical advice or diagnoses without seeing a patient in person.

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