Head Athletic Trainer
Colleges: Temple University (B.S.)
MSEd. – University of Miami (FL) (MSEd.)Years in NBATA: 5
After earning his master’s degree in sports medicine from Miami (’04), Spiro joined the staff of the Pawtucket Red Sox as an assistant athletic trainer.
Spiro resides in Rocky River with his wife, Abbey, daughter Mary and their dog Tessie.
Assistant Athletic Trainer/Performance Scientist
Colleges: Waseda University (B.S. – Saitama, Japan)
University of Arkansas (M.S.)
Michigan State University (PhD)Years in NBATA: 2Yusuke Nakayama was named assistant athletic trainer/performance scientist in September 2013. In his role, he assists the Cavs athletic performance team with all aspects of the players’ care. He also assists in the research aspect for the science based player management program.
Prior to joining the Cavs, Nakayama worked with the Michigan State University Spartan Nutrition and Athletic Performance Program (SNAPP) after spending the 2012-13 NBA season as training staff intern with the Detroit Pistons.
He has also spent time with the MSU football team (2009-10), ATTACK Athletics (2008) and as an intern with the New York Knicks training staff (2008-09 season).
Nakayama has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Science from Waseda University in Japan, a Master of Science in Kinesiology from University of Arkansas in 2008 and a PhD in Kinesiology/Athletic Training from Michigan State University in 2013.