College - Iowa

Eric Waters is in his ninth season as the head athletic trainer for the Wizards after spending the previous four years as the assistant athletic trainer of the Chicago Bulls.

Certified as an athletic trainer (ATC), strength and conditioning coach (CSCS), corrective exercise specialist (CES) and performance enhancement specialist (PES), Waters is a former Secretary of the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association and currently serves as the Eastern Conference representative for the NBATA. Honored by the NBATA as the NBA’s Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2009-10, Waters was a featured speaker at the 2010 National Athletic Trainers Association Conference in Philadelphia. He now serves on the Political Action Committee for the NATA. His career has also included assistantships with Northwestern University and the University of Iowa, and he spent two seasons with NFL Europe working as the head athletic trainer for the London Monarchs and the assistant athletic trainer for the Rhein Fire, after an internship with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers in 1997 that introduced him to football athletic training.

In 2005, Waters was part of a delegation that visited Beijing, China, as part of the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program, and in 2006, Waters traveled to Puerto Rico with the BWB delegation.

Waters received a Bachelor’s degree in exercise science and Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Iowa in 1995 and a Master’s in exercise science from Boise State University in 1998. He is also active in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.