College - UNLV

Bob Medina enters his 10th season as the teamís strength and conditioning coach. Before joining the Trail Blazers' staff at the start of the 1997-98 season, he served in a similar capacity with the Seattle SuperSonics for five years. Medina began his career in the strength and conditioning field at UNLV, serving for three years as a full time assistant. From 1985 through 1988 he worked in a similar capacity as an undergraduate student assistant, developing athletes in all sports.

Medina has written articles for several different publications for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and, along with several members of the National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association has been a contributing author in the books, "Condition the NBA Way" and "NBA Power Conditioning." He is currently in the process of writing a third book. Medina has a bachelors degree in athletic training with a minor in health education from UNLV. He was inducted along with the 1990 UNLV National Champion Basketball Team into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.

A hydration advocate, Medina works several basketball camps throughout the summer including Reebok ABCD Camp, Blazers Summer League, Blazers Kids Camp and the Chris Dudley Basketball Camp. Bob's greatest enjoyment is spending time with his wife, LeeAnn, and their family.