The Los Angeles Clippers today announced that Joe Resendez has been named the teams Assistant Athletic Trainer/Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Resendez spent the last four seasons as the Athletic Trainer/Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League. He came to the Vipers for their inaugural season after a two-year stint as the mens basketball athletic trainer at Louisiana Tech, where he earned his Master of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2006.
After earning his Bachelor of Science in kinesiology with an emphasis in sports medicine from the University of Texas-Pan American in 2003, the Brownsville native spent one season as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Texas-San Antonio.
Resendez is a certified athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and as a performance enhancement specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He also served as physiotherapist for the Great Britain National Futures team during the summer of 2010.