College - Maryland
Keon Weise enters his third season as the head athletic trainer for the Orlando Magic. Weise began his career with the Magic as an athletic training intern during the 2002-03 season.
Weise is responsible for all aspects of the medical care of the Magic players, including injury prevention and rehabilitation. Prior to being promoted to this position he served as the teamís performance enhancement specialist/assistant athletic trainer for seven seasons.
Before joining the Magic, Weise attended graduate school at Temple University, where he received a masterís degree in sports medicine/athletic training. While at Temple, he also worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the university. As an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, he earned a bachelorís degree in kinesiology, while working as a student athletic trainer. He worked primarily with the Terps football, menís basketball, and menís and womenís track teams.
Weise is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainersí Association (NATA) and the Athletic Trainersí Association of Florida (ATAF), along with being a performance enhancement specialist and corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He has a proactive approach to training, having developed a comprehensive assessment protocol that the Magicís sports medicine staff uses to create individualized injury prevention programs for each player.
A sought after speaker, Weise frequently lectures about injury prevention and management. He was a presenter at the Cutting Edge Concepts in Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Seminar in Orlando. In 2009, he had the opportunity to travel to St. Vincent & the Grenadines to lead sports medicine training sessions for local physical education teachers and coaches. During the offseason, Weise serves as an athletic trainer for the Jamaican Menís National Basketball Team. In 2012, he was trainer for the Eastern Conference at the NBA All-Star Game.
With a passion for mentoring youth, Weise is an active member in the leagueís Read to Achieve Program, along with being actively involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida.
A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Weise is an avid fan of the Eagles and enjoys traveling to games. In his spare time, he enjoys riding motorcycles and playing golf. He and his wife, Mackenzie, reside in Orlando, Fla.