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Coast To Coast

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Orange Coast College has hired former Riverside City College trainer Guido Sendowsky as a full-time trainer with the Pirate athletic program, according to the Dean of Kinesiology & Athletics, Dr. Michael Sutliff.

"With his leadership qualities, organizational skills and abundant previous experience, we're very excited to bring Guido to our department," Sutliff said. "Throughout the hiring process, we made several reference calls and one thing that kept popping up with Guido's unbelievable character and that was something I've experienced first-hand while getting to know him."

From 2004-13, Sendowsky spent his time at RCC as the co-head athletic trainer for the Tigers, where he was responsible for a number of the sports, including football, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's track and field, men's basketball, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's cross country.

"It's a school I've always wanted to be a part of," Sendowsky said. "I was able to work at a big school with a ton of different sports and I know OCC has even more sports to offer, so I'm excited to offer my ideas and experiences to this school. The facilities here are exceptional and this is a school that prides itself on having a winning tradition. Trainers are competitive too – I want to help continue that winning tradition here at Orange Coast."

Prior to his time with RCC, Sendowsky was the assistant athletic trainer with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim from 2001-04. There, he was involved with several facets of the training department, including assisting in designing a nutrition program for the athletes, designing/administrating off-season and in-season fitness conditioning programs and implementing/organizing new rehabilitation protocols for all athletes.

"Hopefully, I can provide some new and fresh perspective to our department," Sendowsky said. "I'm very energetic and I have a great passion in what I do."

Sendowsky earned his Bachelor's Degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training from Cal State Fullerton in 2002 and in 2007, he earned his Master's Degree in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix. Guido is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), the Far West Athletic Trainers Association (FWATA), the California Athletic Trainer's Association (CATA) and the California Community College Athletic Trainer's Association (CCCATA).