Head Athletic Trainer
College: California State Poly University–Pomona (B.S.)
Years in NBATA: 14
Jasen Powell became head athletic trainer of the Los Angeles Clippers in 1999 after serving as assistant athletic trainer with the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers for four seasons.
Powell is the only NBATA member to have combined an educational pursuit of athletic training with college basketball-playing experience. His athletic training career began as an undergraduate student at San Diego State University where he was a member of the Aztecs’ basketball team.
He transferred to California State Poly University-Pomona, earning an undergraduate degree in kinesiology and health promotion in 1995, while completing his collegiate basketball-playing career with the Broncos.
In addition to spending the 1994-95 season as an assistant athletic trainer for the Clippers, Powell was a summer assistant athletic trainer with the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons in 1995.
In 1997, he leveraged his own funds to establish the Jasen Powell Health Promotion Scholarship in the Oakland Unified School District, which supports college-bound students in pursuit of a career in athletic healthcare.
The current secretary of the NBATA, Powell is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
The Oakland, Calif., native attended Bishop O’Dowd High School, where he was an All-California selection in basketball and played against current NBA stars Jason Kidd and Lamond Murray.
His hobbies include reading and movies. Jasen and his wife Mia reside in Pasadena with their son Aaron.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
College - University of Texas - Pan American (B.S.)
Louisiana Tech (M.S.)
Years in NBATA: 2
Joe Resendez enters his second season with the Clippers as Assistant Athletic Trainer/Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Resendez spent the last four seasons as the Athletic Trainer/Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League. He came to the Vipers for their inaugural season after a two-year stint as the men's basketball athletic trainer at Louisiana Tech, where he earned his Master of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2006.
After earning his Bachelor of Science in kinesiology with an emphasis in sports medicine from the University of Texas-Pan American in 2003, he spent one season as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Texas-San Antonio. Since the summer of 2010 he has also served as physiotherapist for the Future's Program of United Kingdom basketball.
Resendez is a certified athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and as a performance enhancement specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).