Who is caring for my student athlete?
The Sports Medicine Team (SMT) at Nipomo High School is comprised of medical professionals who help prevent and treat injuries for student athletes. The SMT includes Andrew Boortz and Jonathan E. Fow, M.D. Working together, the SMT strives to provide the best care possible for all student athletes at NHS.
Head Athletic Trainer
Andrew Boortz, ATC
Fresno State University, Fresno, California
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology-Athletic Training
Andrew Boortz is excited to be the Certified Athletic Trainer at Nipomo High School. Athletic Trainers are board certified, allied health care professionals educated & skilled in the recognition, prevention, evaluation, and management of athletic injuries and illness.
Andrew is on campus from on all regular school days, and also during all in-season home contests. The Athletic Training room is located on the southeast corner of the NHS gymnasium, opposite the swimming pool.
Andrew was raised in Oakhurst, California. Andrew began his education in Athletic Training at Fresno State University, and worked with football, soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and track and field, as well as Central High School in Fresno and Fresno City College. In his spare time Andrew enjoys spending time with his dogs, hiking, golfing, cooking, and being outside.
Andrew is looking forward to working with the Nipomo High School Athletics this year. Go Titans!
Jonathan E. Fow. M.D.
How do I access these services?
Andrew is on campus from 2pm-6pm on all regular school days, and also during all in-season home contests. He is available to provide injury management for all athletes participating in school sponsored athletic programs. In the time between school and practice, the AT provides evaluation of injuries to athletes to determine a safe participation status, preventative bracing and taping, and rehabilitative therapy. The athletic training room is located on the southeast corner of the NHS gymnasium, opposite the swimming pool. Andrew is also often on the sideline of as many home contests as possible, time and schedule permitting.
If an athlete is in need of additional services, Andrew will coordinate and collaborate with all involved to ensure that student athletes receive the best possible care.