Director of Player Health and Performance
The 2021-22 campaign marks Geoff Clark’s 24th NBA season, all with the Trail Blazers. Clark was named the team’s Director of Player Health and Performance in January 2022 after 11 and a half seasons as the Head Athletic Trainer. In his role, Clark leads the Trail Blazers team of medical and performance professionals in providing preventative maintenance and rehabilitative care to players. Clark has been an NATA Certified Athletic Trainer for over three decades following his graduation from Oregon State University in 1990. His experience includes four minor league seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers and an eight-year physical therapy stint while being assigned to the CBA’s Yakima Sun Kings. His extensive volunteer work includes the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, the 1997 USA Basketball Tournament of the Americas, and time with the US Olympic Committee in 1998 and 1999. Clark earned a gold medal in 1997 with USA Basketball, was named the CBA Athletic Trainer of the Year in 1995, and also received the illustrious Joe O’Toole NBATA Athletic Trainer of the Year 2014. His tenure in basketball operations has created a multidisciplinary role with the team that includes varying sports medicine responsibilities as well as team operations. Clark’s Pacific Northwest heritage, being born and raised in Oregon, has created a passion for the wine industry resulting in two internationally recognized wine education awards. He and his wife, Alisa, have four grown children and reside in Hillsboro.