Head Athletic Trainer
College: Ohio State University (B.A.)
A.T. Still University (M.S.)
Year in NBATA: 8
Drew Graham enters his fourth season as the head athletic trainer for the Memphis Grizzlies. Graham oversees the prevention and rehabilitation of all athletic injuries and works closely with the team’s doctors.
Graham joined the Grizzlies in 2006 after serving the previous six seasons as an assistant athletic trainer/strength and conditioning coach with the New Jersey Nets (2000-06). In addition to his athletic training duties with the Nets, he also assisted with off-season workouts and conditioning as well as in-season physicals, rehabilitation and the nutritional needs of players.
Prior to joining the NBA, Graham served three years (1997-2000) as the director of athletic training at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex, working with USA Basketball, National Football League camps and a variety of other sports. He began his professional career in 1994 as an athletic trainer for the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals following four seasons at The Ohio State University, where he served as an athletic trainer for men’s hockey (1994-1995), football (1993-1994) and baseball (1992-1994).
Graham earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Health Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training from Ohio State in 1996 and his Master of Science degree in Human Movement from the Arizona School of Health Sciences/A.T. Still University in 2009. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist.
Graham and his wife, Susan, have two sons, Andrew and Nicholas
Assistant Athletic Trainer
College: University of Michigan (B.S.)
University of North Florida (M.A.)
Years in NBATA: 5
Jim Scholler begins his second year with the Grizzlies after spending nine of the last 10 years as an athletic trainer for the University of North Florida, including the last four as the Head Athletic Trainer. He is responsible for assisting Head Athletic Trainer Drew Graham and Head Strength Coach Jason Biles with the integration of rehabilitation and performance training services.
As the Head Athletic Trainer at North Florida, Scholler oversaw the administration and supervision of all athletic training services provided to UNF student-athletes. He served as UNF’s graduate assistant athletic trainer from 1998-2001, covering baseball and men’s soccer and as the Ospreys assistant athletic trainer from 2001-03, providing care to the men’s basketball, volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, cheerleading and dance teams.
Scholler, who also served as the Athletic Trainer for the Greek National Baseball team in 2003 and 2005 that competed in the European Baseball Championships, spent one season as the assistant athletic trainer at Notre Dame in 2003-04, where he oversaw the health care of the men’s and women’s cross country and men’s lacrosse teams.
The Grand Haven, Mich. native earned his bachelor’s degree in movement science from the University of Michigan in 1998 and his master’s degree in healthcare administration from UNF in 2001. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist.