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Charlie Cortez & Eddie Mizicko Memorial Scholarship

The Cortez/Mizicko Memorial Scholarship presented by the Alamo Area Athletic Trainers’ Association to the encouragement of area Athletic Training High School Students as they attempt to join the profession.  AAATA sponsors an annual $1500 scholarship to an area high school graduating Athletic Training Student who has been accepted to an Athletic Training education program.


Cortez, Charlie  2011 Hall of Fame Inductee

Charles “Charlie” Cortez graduated from John F. Kennedy High in 1971.  He enrolled at Texas A& I University to pursue undergraduate study in Sports Medicine, graduating in 1983.  Charlie began working with Edgewood Independent School District after obtaining his degree.  He continued as District Athletic Trainer for Edgewood ISD until 1989.  At that time, Charlie started working as Head Athletic Trainer with Saint Mary’s University.  He worked with the Rattlers until his untimely death in January of 1991.  Charlie also worked intermittently with the San Antonio Gunslingers as well as the US Modern Pentathlon Team.  He served as President of the Alamo Athletic Trainers’ Association in 1989. From the age of 17, Charlie worked as a professional drummer and vocalist.


Mizicko, Eddie 2011 Hall of Fame Inductee

Edward “Eddie” Mizicko was born August 24, 1958, in Youngstown, OH. Ed graduated from Mathews High School in 1976; Ohio University in 1980; and Western Michigan University in 1981. As a certified athletic trainer, he began his career at Comstock High School, Comstock, MI, and Athens High School, The Plains, OH. Since 1982, he devoted his life to his students as a licensed teacher and athletic trainer at John Jay High School, Northside Independent School District.  Ed was actively involved in the National Athletic Trainers Association and served in several offices including president of the Alamo Area Athletic Trainers Association. He was essential in setting up the Ohio University Athletic Trainers Association for Students in 1989. Among his many awards, he was named as South All-Star Basketball Athletic Trainer by the Texas High School Coaches Association in 2002. Ed gave back to his community, volunteering with the Amateur Athletic Union’s Junior and Senior Olympics. He had a great passion for sports, loved his work and being involved in athletics, and was a huge Cleveland Indian’s fan.