Our Athletic Trainers
Ms. Marla Bottner
Marla started working at St. Ignatius part time in 1988 and returned full time in 1990 and has been here ever since. Marla grew up in southern California ,a graduate of U.S Grant High School in Van Nuys. Prior to working at St. Ignatius, Marla worked at Union Square Center for Rehabilitation which specialized in back rehabilitation for workers compensation injuries.
Marla holds a BA from San Francisco State in Pre-Physical Therapy (1986) and also a Masters in Education (1992). Marla enjoys working with the different sport teams and has enjoyed watching the school grow especially from all boys through the co-ed transition.
Mr. Robert Assadurian MA, ATC
Rob, a native of San Francisco, is a graduate of Raul Wallenberg Traditional High School ('92) where he lettered in baseball and swimming. His career at St. Ignatius started in the late fall of 1998 as the assistant Athletic trainer.
He holds a Bachelors' Degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Athletic Coaching from San Francisco State University and a Masters' Degree in Sports & Fitness Management from the University of San Francisco. In addition to athletic training, he has a background in injury rehabilitation and nearly three decades of work experience in aquatics as a swimming instructor, coach, and as a lifeguard. In addition to his work at St. Ignatius, Rob has worked with former San Francisco 49ers Merton Hanks and Eddie Taylor as an Athletic Trainer during their annual youth development football camp (Merton Hanks & Eddie Taylor Football Camp). Also, he has been the Athletic Trainer for the annual "Battle of the Bay", a charity basketball game between the 49ers and the Raiders as well as other charity basketball events hosted by the Oakland Raiders.
During his tenure at St. Ignatius, Rob has been involved in sports information, coaching, proctoring, curriculum development, teaching physical education and sports medicine. Also, he is a certified First Aid / CPR/AED instructor.
Rob is a member of the NATA and a board certified Athletic Trainer.
Both Marla and Robert are members of the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) and board certified.