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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Steve Jacobucci briefly served as trainer in three minors systems, then turned to college

The Las Vegas Review-Journal wrote about concussions in college sports and checked in with one local college trainer in 2010, the trainer at the College of Southern Nevada, Steve Jacobucci.

Southern Nevada only offered two sports, baseball and softball, so concussions were almost nonexistent, The Review-Journal wrote.

"In 11 seasons, I can only remember one serious (concussion)," Jacobucci told The Review-Journal.

Jacobucci joined Southern Nevada having also had experience watching over players in the pros. He served as a trainer in the Mets, Dodgers and Red Sox systems.

Jacobucci's career as a trainer in 1986, having graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in sports medicine.

By 1987, he'd signed on with the Dodgers as trainer for their Gulf Coast League club. He stayed there two seasons before he moved to the Mets and short-season Pittsfield for 1989.

Jacobucci served as trainer at high-A St. Lucie for 1990, then moved to the Red Sox and short-season Elmira for 1991.

Jacobucci then turned to high school and college work, including in international competitions. Jacobucci arrived at Southern Nevada in 1999 and he continues in the head trainer role in 2021

In March 2021, Southern Nevada athletics celebrated National Athletic Training Month by citing Jacobucci and another trainer on Twitter.

"Your dedication and service to all our student athletes is invaluable!!" the tweet read.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,770
Made the Majors:1,275-33.8%
Never Made Majors:2,495-66.2%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:525
10+ Seasons in the Minors:313

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