College - Texas A&M/North Texas
Brian Zettler is currently in his 12th season in professional basketball and fifth as the assistant athletic trainer/equipment manager for the Utah Jazz. Zettlerís responsibilities include assisting with prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of player health matters and managing the Jazz equipment. He also assists with the Jazz strength and conditioning programs.
Zettler came to the Jazz after spending three seasons as the head athletic trainer with the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League, where he served as Vice President of the Arena Football Physician and Trainers Association (AFPATA). In addition to working with the Desperados, he spent three seasons assisting the Dallas Cowboys athletic training department which won NFL/PFATS athletic training staff of the year award in 2002. He also worked with the Dallas Mavericks athletic training staff from the 1997-98 season through his departure to Utah. Prior to joining the Desperados, Zettler spent three years as the head athletic trainer at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, where he founded the schoolís sports medicine program. He has also been an invited athletic trainer for several NBA Pre-Draft Camps, and volunteered for the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, Colo. where he helped manage health care for several sports and individual medalists from the 2008 Beijing Games.† He recently created a personally-funded scholarship that is available to college bound students that demonstrate excellence in sports, in the classroom and in the community of his hometown.
The native of Waxahachie, Texas, is a certified athletic trainer (ATC) through the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), and a licensed athletic trainer (LAT) through the great state of Texas and Utah. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and holds certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), and in Integrated Manual Therapy (IMT). He is also a member of the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association (SWATA) and Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers Association (RMATA). This past summer, he was elected President of the newly formed National Basketball Athletic Equipment Managers Association (NBAEMA).
He earned a bachelorís degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University in 1993, and a Master of Science degree (1998) and another masterís degree in education (1999) from the University of North Texas.
Zettler, married to his high school sweetheart, Hope, reside in West Jordan, Utah, with their son, Alex, and daughters, Lenzy, Bailey and Sophie. He enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor activities, listening to music, grilling, playing several sports, staying active in church-related activities, and volunteering as a youth football coach.