Athletic Trainer

Name: Steve Retan

Credentials: AT, ATC

My official Title: Athletic Trainer, Forest Hills Eastern High School

I have been with CPR since: 2013

Hometown (where I grew up): Adrian, MI

The most rewarding part of my job is the “thank you” I get from parents, coaches, and athletes after they get back into their sport after rehabbing an injury. This makes all the time and effort I put into working with athletes injuries worthwhile.

My greatest professional accomplishments are working with the Grand Rapids Rampage arena football team for 11 seasons, winning Arenabowl XV Championship in 2001, and the team's induction into the 2014 Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame.

I chose to work at CPR because they are a leader in athletic training outreach. They show a great appreciation for the job athletic trainers do in the community and utilize our many areas of knowledge as an asset to providing the best quality patient care possible.

When I am not at work, I enjoy painting, sketching, gardening, relaxing with Michigan football games, and Tiger baseball. 

Something that might surprise you about me is that I was the athletic trainer for the Grand Rapids Rampage Arena Football team for 11 seasons.

Steve 2Four Quick Facts About Me:

  1. I am a diehard lifelong Michigan fan. My most prized UM item is my 1993 Tyrone Wheatly, Rose Bowl jersey.
  2. Favorite band(s): U2, Metallica, Pearl Jam
  3. Latest Obsession/Interesting Hobby: Art, painting, sketching, quilting
  4. Bucket List Item: Driving west and touring the Grand Canyon