Tommy Craig

  • Head Athletic Trainer


Tommy, a Wilmington, N.C., native, is a graduate of the East Carolina University Sports Medicine program. He began his career with the Cincinnati Reds in 1978 before moving on to the Toronto Blue Jays organization, where he spent 25 years, 15 of which were at the MLB level as the team’s Head Athletic Trainer and Rehab Coordinator. He then moved on to the Milwaukee Brewers for 10 years and served in player development until 2016. During his time in the big leagues, Tommy worked with nine Hall of Famers, including GM Pat Gillick, Paul Molitor, Dave Winfield, Frank Thomas, Rickey Henderson, Jack Morris, Roberto Alomar, Phil Niekro , Roy Halladay and Bobby Cox, as well as two Cy Young Award winners (Roger Clemens and Pat Hentgen). Currently, Tommy is working as a concussion spotter for the NFL/Tampa Bay Buccaneers and as an athletic therapist for the United States Tennis Association and USA soccer. He currently lives in Palm Harbor, Fla., and has three children and three grandchildren. He was named the 1996 recipient of the Dr. James Andrews Award for Excellence in Sports Medicine and recently has been nominated for the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame and the ECU Athletics Hall of Fame.