Head Athletic Trainer
College: University of the Pacific (B.A. and M.A.)
Years in NBATA: 15
Entering his twelfth season as the Bulls’ head athletic trainer ... Fred Tedeschi was hired on August 6, 1998....received the Joe O'Toole NBA Athletic Trainer of the year Award in 2007… past chairman of the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association (NBATA) ... Certified as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) … served as Eastern Conference representative to the NBATA executive board (2001-2003) … on the editorial board for Training and Conditioning Magazine … a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association since 1983 … Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSSI) BASE member (2000-02) … member Athletico Professional advisory Board since 2001 … prior to joining the Bulls, he was the head athletic trainer at the University of California-Berkeley for four years ... before working with the Golden Bears, he was the head trainer at Vanderbilt for three years ... began his career as a training assistant with the San Francisco 49ers from 1983-84 ... he was the head athletic trainer for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s volleyball teams in 1985 ... he rejoined the 49ers in May 1986 as an assistant athletic trainer ... during his seven years with San Francisco, the 49ers won Super Bowl XIX (1985), Super Bowl XXIII (1989) and Super Bowl XXIV (1990) ... he received a B.A. degree in Physical Education and a M.A. in Physical Education from the University of the Pacific ... Fred and his wife, Toni, have two children, Kelly and Matt and reside in Deerfield, Ill.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
College: Cal - Poly San Luis Obispo (B.S.)
San Jose State University (M.A.)
Years in NBATA: 5
Tanaka, 37, brings more than 15 years of experience on the professional and collegiate levels to the Bulls. He spent ten seasons as an Assistant Athletic Trainer with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League and spent the previous two seasons at the University of California-Berkeley in the same capacity. Prior to his tenure at Cal Berkeley, Tanaka had four stints in the professional ranks, beginning with a training camp internship with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1994. He then spent two seasons as a graduate assistant with the 49ers (1995-96) before accepting a position as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the NFL Europe Amsterdam Admirals in 1997. After his time in Amsterdam, Tanaka spent the next two seasons at the University of California where he was Head Athletic Trainer for men’s basketball and the men’s and women’s swim teams. Tanaka received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1994 and in 2001 earned a master’s degree in kinesiology from San Jose State.