By Myles Barker
Fidencio Cuevas knew he wanted to become an athletic trainer when he got banged up playing football back in his high school days in Arizona. He viewed it as a dream job, working in sports while helping people overcome pain and injury.
Cuevas, 38, has been the athletic trainer at Liberty High School since 2005, and he’s sure he made the right career choice. Proud moments come when watching an athlete go from an injury to a full-recovery, healthy enough to practice and participate in games.
“You have got to love it,” Cuevas said. “I am the only athletic trainer here so I do my best to go to as many away games as possible.
“At a school this size, it’s pretty rare to have an athletic trainer since it’s something that’s not mandated in California. Right now only 46 percent of high schools in California have them.” ...