College - Loyola Marymount
Head Athletic Trainer
Manny Romero begins his third season as the head athletic trainer and his 11th overall with the team. He served as the Kings assistant athletic trainer/performance enhancement specialist the previous five seasons.
His main responsibility is to assist Director of Sports Medicine Pete Youngman in all areas, including injury management, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and emergency procedures on the court as well as serving as liaison between the doctors, team and players.
Prior to joining the Kings, Romero worked seven seasons as a part of the Los Angeles Lakers training staff. During his time with the Lakers, he also worked at a high school outreach program through three different hospitals (Daniel Freeman, Orthopedic and USC). The program provided athletic trainers and the use of facilities to local high schools that were not provided such advancements. Romero was also the head athletic trainer for the ABA's LA Stars. During the summer of 2002, he served as trainer for the World Championship Yugoslavian national team.
Romero earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola Marymount University and a master's degree from the California University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified performance enhancement specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM) and has mentored under Alex McKechnie, a world-renown physiotherapist from Vancouver B.C. known for his philosphies in core stability.
Romero, his wife Vanessa, sons Diego and Mateo and daughter Mia Isabella reside in Roseville.