Steve Cortez

Steve  Cortez

Athletic Trainer

Alma Mater:
Cal State Fullerton '04


Baseball Continues WCC Play at Saint Mary's This Weekend

LMU will play a three-game WCC series at Saint Mary's this weekend.


Lions Open WCC Play at Pepperdine

LMU will begin WCC play at Pepperdine this weekend.


Eight-Game Road Trip Concludes This Weekend at #26 Oklahoma State

LMU will play a three-game series at #26 Oklahoma State.


Lions Head to UNLV Rebel Classic

LMU will play four games at the UNLV Rebel Classic this weekend.


Lions Open Three-Game Series at No. 14 Oregon Friday

The LMU baseball team will meet its first ranked opponent this weekend at No. 14 Oregon.


#LIONSTRONG: Steven Cortez

The LMU Sports Network takes a look at why LMU is #LIONSTRONG. What started a path in chemical engineering turned into a career in sports medicine for assistant athletic trainer Steven Cortez. Entering his ninth season with the Lions, Cortez loves helping out the student-athletes of LMU.


2016 LMU Baseball Season Preview

LMU will begin the 2016 season at #11 TCU on Friday night.


2014 LMU Baseball Season Preview

Sixth-year head coach Jason Gill previews the 2014 LMU baseball season.


Inside the Lions Post Game presented by MUSCLE MILK

BASE | LMU 5, #26 Oklahoma State 2


2013 Baseball Season Preview

2013 Baseball Season Preview with head coach Jason Gill.

Steve Cortez joined the LMU Athletic Training staff in January of 2008 and works primarily with the baseball, men's rowing and golf programs.

Prior to joining LMU, Cortez worked as the Head Athletic Trainer and teacher at St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. beginning in August of 2006. Cortez, who has spent stints working as an Athletic Trainer for FedEx and as a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness, got his start in athletic training as a student athletic trainer at Cal State Fullerton in August of 2001. After finishing college, Cortez took an internship with the Anaheim Angels Baseball Club in July of 2003, which led to a job as an athletic trainer for the Angels in Mesa, Ariz. during the 2004 season.

Cortez received a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton in 2004, graduating Cum Laude. A member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association since 2003, Cortez is a National Strength and Conditioning Association certified strength and conditioning specialist, and is also certified by the American Red Cross for CPR/AED for the professional rescuer.

Cortez currently resides in Downey, Calif. with his wife, Elaine.


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