College - Ohio State
Drew Graham enters his 11th NBA season, his fifth as the head athletic trainer for the Memphis Grizzlies. Graham oversees the prevention and rehabilitation of all athletic injuries and works closely with the teamís doctors.
Graham joined the Grizzlies in 2006 after serving the previous six seasons as an assistant athletic trainer/strength and conditioning coach with the New Jersey Nets (2000-06). In addition to his athletic training duties with the Nets, he also assisted with off-season workouts and conditioning as well as in-season physicals, rehabilitation and the nutritional needs of players.
Prior to joining the NBA, Graham served three years (1997-2000) as the director of athletic training at Disneyís Wide World of Sports Complex, working with USA Basketball, National Football League camps and a variety of other sports. He began his professional career in 1994 as an athletic trainer for the NFLís Cincinnati Bengals following four seasons at The Ohio State University, where he served as an athletic trainer for menís hockey (1994-1995), football (1993-1994) and baseball (1992-1994).
Graham earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Health Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training from Ohio State in 1996 and his Master of Science degree in Human Movement from the Arizona School of Health Sciences/A.T. Still University in 2009. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist.
Graham and his wife, Susan, have two sons, Andrew and Nicholas.