Head Athletic Trainer
College: University of Maryland (B.S.)
Temple University (M.S.)
Years in NBATA: 12
Assistant Athletic Trainer
College: Florida State University (B.S.)
Years in NBATA: 1
Steve Outlaw is in his first season as assistant athletic trainer with the Orlando Magic. He previously spent the 2012-2013 season as an intern athletic trainer with the Magic.
A native of Jacksonville, FL, Steve attended Florida State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. While at FSU, he worked with several of their teams including Football, Soccer, and Track & Field. Following undergrad, Steve attended graduate school at The Citadel where he received his Master’s degree in Health, Exercise, & Sports Science. During his time at The Citadel, Steve served as Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the women’s soccer team, as well as, assisted with their football team and corps of cadets.
Following his internship with the Magic, Steve interned at Embry-Riddle University in the spring of 2014. During his time at ERAU, he worked primarily as athletic trainer for their men’s & women’s tennis teams. During the summer of 2014 he worked as an athletic trainer for Select Physical Therapy at Walt Disney World.
Steve is certified as an Athletic Trainer through the NATA and is licensed by the Florida Board of Athletic Training. He currently resides in Altamonte Springs, FL.
Physical Therapist/ Assistant Athletic Trainer
College: Temple (B.S.)(PhD)
Years in NBATA: 3
Dr. Ron Weathers begins his third season as physical therapist for the Orlando Magic. He will provide all aspects of injury prevention and physical therapy services for the players. In addition to providing rehabilitation services, Weathers will monitor injury trends, and focus on injury prevention through functional movement assessment, manual therapy, and corrective exercise prescription.
Prior to joining the Magic, Weathers spent two years (2011-13) as the sports rehabilitation specialist/assistant athletic trainer for Duke University. In his role, he was responsible for providing physical therapy and athletic training services for the 17 Olympic sport teams. During his time at Duke, he worked closely with the men’s lacrosse team, which made two Final Four appearances and won the NCAA National Championship in 2013.
Weathers is a board certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist. He completed his sports physical therapy fellowship at Duke University in 2009, and earned his doctor of physical therapy degree at Temple University in 2008. While working as a student athletic trainer at Temple, Weathers earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology-athletic training.
Weathers is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Training Association. He is also a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Weathers commonly participates as a speaker for professional organizations, doctor of physical therapy programs, and in the community. He is an adjunct professor in the University of Central Florida Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
A self-proclaimed “army brat,” Weathers was born on a U.S. Army base in Nuremberg, Germany. An avid Carolina Panthers fan, he and his wife, Stella, live in Orlando, Fla. with their dog, Langston (dachshund-terrier mix).