Steven B. Purcell MS, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
Purcell, who joined the Men in Red as the assistant athletic trainer prior to the start of the 2016 season, has been promoted to head athletic trainer in 2017. Before joining the Fire, Purcell served as an athletic trainer for Orlando City SC, Columbus Crew SC, The Ohio State University, University of Richmond and Indiana University Bloomington. The St. Louis, Mo. native holds a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in athletic training from Concordia University-Wisconsin and a Master of Science in kinesiology from Indiana University Bloomington, and in 2009 was published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Reade Whitney has joined the Fire (from FC Dallas, 2013-2015) as an assistant athletic trainer. He holds a Master of Science degree in kinesiology and rehabilitation science from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from the University of Tampa. He loves his girlfriend Liana, ultra running, his beard, and pushing the boundaries of the profession through an integrative use of modern technology and progressive rehabilitation methods.