College - Brooklyn College
Head Athletic Trainer
- Veteran of two NBA decades is currently in his eighth season as head athletic trainer (joined Knicks on Jul. 12, 2005)...Big Apple native is just the sixth head trainer in the franchise’s 67-year history, joining Jim Nevins, Don Friederichs, Bill Norris, Danny Whelan and Mike Saunders.
- Currently in his 20th overall NBA season...Served for eight years (1996-97 through 2003-04) as head athletic trainer for the Dallas Mavericks...Joined the Mavs after four seasons (1992-93 through 1995-96) as assistant athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach for the Atlanta Hawks, serving under longtime Hawks athletic trainer Joe O’Toole.
- Certified athletic trainer (1981), performance enhancement specialist (2006) and corrective exercise specialist (2007)...Served as strength and conditioning coach for the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Team at the 1996 Atlanta Games...From 2001-04, served as president of the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that promotes the athletic training profession and raises funds for deserving groups and charities; currently serves as liaison between the Trainers Association and the NATA...Contributing author of two books: Total Fitness the NBA Way (Perennial Currents, 2000) and Condition the NBA Way (Cadell & Davies, 1994).
- Frequentguest speaker before local and national youth and community groups...Works with Alabama-based Nations of Coaches, a Christian-based organization created by former Alabama HS coach Tommy Kyle that helps to enhance coaches’ influence on young athletes both on and off the field. Frequently contributes to the organization’s weekly conference call that connects hundreds of coaches and athletes...In summers of 2010 and 2011, traveled to Mexico City to help coordinate basketball clinics for the Eduardo Najera Foundation...In 2009 and 2010, served as guest reader for pre-schoolers as part of City of Newark’s Head Start health awareness program for youth and parents...In 2010, co-hosted an online film-web program for the NBA/Taco Bell Light Menu Initiative, teaming with Brandon Jennings and Basketball Hall of Famer Bob McAdoo...In August 2009, visited his birthplace for the first time in more than three decades by hosting a basketball training workshop for the Trinidad and Tobago Basketball Federation in Port of Spain, Trinidad...Addressed West Point Cadets at Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting in Sept 2009.
- Enjoyed 12-year tenure at the College of Charleston prior to his NBA career...Served as school’s head athletic trainer (1980 through 1990) and director of sports medicine (1990 through 1992)...Also served as an adjunct professor in the health, physical education and recreation department and as a strength and conditioning coach.
- 57 years old; born Aug. 24, 1955 in Port of Spain, Trinidad; moved to Brooklyn with his family at age eight...One of six children...Avid Knicks fan during his formative years in NYC...Member of Brooklyn Prep’s final graduating class (1972)...Earned bachelor of science degree in physical education from Brooklyn College in 1977 and master of science degree in physical education from Indiana State in 1978.
- Roger and his wife Carmen have four children: Jade, Aja, Andre and Greg...Greg and his wife Laci have presented Roger and Carmen with two grandchildren...The Hinds family makes its home in Danbury, CT, and is active in local church activities...In September 2007, Roger started the Milford, CT chapter of All Pro Dads, a volunteer organization spearheaded by former NFL coach Tony Dungy with the goal of helping men become better fathers.