Rich Rainville hails from the Midwestern state of Michigan. For his first year of college, he attended Furman University in Greenville, SC and competed for their cycling team. After that, Rich transferred to Illinois State University, where he pursued his passion for sports medicine in their athletic training program. Rich graduated In 2018, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training.
After graduation, Rich’s first position was with a sports performance and physical therapy group in Michigan. While there, he gained valuable experience as an athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach focusing on local high school and college athletes. Although he enjoyed the work, Rich was eager to head west to the mountains and an active outdoor lifestyle. He is excited to join The Center Foundation as the athletic trainer for Culver High School, and he looks forward to exploring Central Oregon.
In his free time, Rich enjoys playing and refereeing hockey, skiing, mountain biking, and running. On a Saturday in the fall you can find him glued to the television watching University of Michigan football. And, in the winter he will be rooting for the Detroit Red Wings.