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Friday, January 17, 2020

Robert Horowitz didn't want to be stuck in an office, then found athletic training

Robert Horowitz originally went to school for political science, he told a student paper years later.

But then he found a course on athletic injuries. He also then found a new direction for his career: Athletic training, he told the paper.

"I liked knowing I wouldn't be stuck in an office all day," Horowitz told The Los Angeles Pierce College Roundup in 2016 of his choice of career. "I can go outside and enjoy watching sports and get paid for it. Being indoors you don't have fun, and watching sports and what's going on was fun to me."

Horowitz' long career in athletic training has included years of work for Los Angeles Community Colleges. But it also included a brief stint in minor league baseball with the Angels.

Horowitz' career in athletic training began at Cal State Northridge, where he made the transition from political science to training.

He graduated from there in 1986 with a degree in physical education and then received his athletic training certification the next year.

By 1989, Horowitz was working in baseball with the Angels. He served as a trainer that year for the organization in the Arizona League.

Horowitz then moved to single-A Quad City for 1990. He also served as a trainer in the Midwest League All-Star game.

By 1993, he was working in the Los Angeles Community College District. He initially worked at Los Angeles City College. In 2016, he was working at Pierce. He continued in that role for Pierce in 2020.

In 2017, Horowitz spoke with KPC Radio about athletic training.

1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:3,276
Made the Majors:1,178-36.0%
Never Made Majors:2,098-64.0%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 486
10+ Seasons in the Minors:286

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