Warriors Finalize Athletic Training Staff For Upcoming Season

Warriors Finalize Athletic Training Staff For Upcoming Season

The Golden State Warriors have finalized their athletic training staff for the 2013-14 season, presented by Kaiser Permanente, with JoHan Wang as head athletic trainer, Drew Yoder as assistant athletic trainer, Keke (kay-kay) Lyles as director of athletic performance/assistant coach, and Michael Roncarati as strength and conditioning coach, the team announced today.

Wang, 38, is set to begin his third season with the Warriors, having joined the team prior to the 2011-12 campaign as an assistant coach/director of athletic performance. Before joining Golden State, Wang spent the previous eight seasons as an associate athletic trainer with the Los Angeles Clippers, including seven seasons with the added title of associate strength and conditioning coach. A Bay Area native from Sunnyvale, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California-Davis and his Master of Science degree from Boise State University. Wang first entered the NBA as an intern athletic trainer for the Warriors in 2001 before serving on Stanford’s athletic training staff from 2001-03.

Yoder, 27, comes to the Warriors from Southern Methodist University, where he served as an assistant athletic trainer for football, men’s soccer and women’s rowing over the past three years. While interning at SMU in 2010, Yoder gained NBA experience working with the athletic training staff of the Dallas Mavericks. The Mount Ayr, Iowa, native earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Kansas State University and his Master of Education degree from the University of Missouri, where he worked as a graduate assistant for the football and golf programs for two seasons.

Lyles, 29, joins the Warriors from the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he spent the past two seasons as the head strength and conditioning coach. Prior to his stint with the Timberwolves, Lyles served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Indiana Pacers during the 2010-11 campaign, having previously completed an internship in the NBA with the Boston Celtics. A native of Redlands, CA, Lyles received both his bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation science and his doctorate of physical therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, where he served as the head strength and conditioning coach for women’s basketball from 2008-10 and was an assistant on the training staff of the men’s basketball team from 2007-10.

Roncarati, 25, comes to the Warriors after spending the previous two years as a physical therapist at South County Orthopedics as well as a strength and conditioning coach at South County Sports Performance in Rhode Island. He graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2011, working with the athletic training and strength and conditioning staffs of the school’s basketball and baseball teams. A native of Cumberland, RI, Roncarati is a credentialed Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

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