Head Athletic Trainer
College: University Of Wisconsin – Lacrosse (B.S.)
United States Sports Academy (M.S.)
Years in NBATA: 15
Will Sevening became head athletic trainer of the San Antonio Spurs in 1998 after serving as assistant athletic trainer of the Indiana Pacers for five seasons. As a Pacers’ assistant from 1993-98, Sevening worked under the tutelage of longtime head athletic trainer David Craig.
During his tenure with the Pacers, he provided athletic healthcare coverage to various high school sport programs in the Indianapolis area and volunteered to assist Butler University’s sports medicine program.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1990 from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Sevening earned a master’s degree in sports medicine in 1992 from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala. While in Alabama, Sevening served as athletic trainer for the Senior Bowl, the annual collegiate football game that showcases the NCAA’s top senior talent. He was one of two athletic trainers honored to provide healthcare services at the 2003 FIBA America Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Sevening is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, a licensed athletic trainer in the state of Texas, and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
An avid baseball fan, Sevening has traveled to nearly 60 major and minor league ballparks throughout the U.S. to see games. The Chicago native also enjoys physical fitness activities and playing golf.
Will and his wife Terri, who is an intensive care nurse, reside in San Antonio. They have two daughters, Allison and Emma, and son, Benjamin.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
|Daisuke “DICE” Yamaguchi
College: Indiana State University (B.S.)
California University of Pennsylvania (M.S.)
Years in NBATA: 2
Dice Yamaguchi joined the San Antonio Spurs in the summer of 2007 … served as the athletic trainer for the Austin Toros, the Spurs NBA D-League affiliate, from 2007-11… was promoted to assistant athletic trainer with the Spurs in the summer of 2011 … a native of Fukuoka, Japan ... came to the U.S. in 2001 to learn athletic training at Indiana State University ... was a volunteer student athletic trainer with NFL Indianapolis Colts in the summer of 2005 ... served a seasonal student athletic training intern with NBA Indiana Pacers in 2005-2006 season ... graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science in 2007... was a certified athletic training intern with NFL Philadelphia Eagles in the summer of 2007.... is a certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist.