Portland Trail Blazers
Head Athletic Trainer
College: Oregon State University (B.S.)
Years in NBATA: 15
Geoff Clark completed his 11th season with the Trail Blazers in 2008-09. He came to Portland following an eight-year stint in Yakima, Wash., at an outpatient physical therapy clinic where he was assigned to the CBA’s Yakima Sun Kings as head athletic trainer. Prior to his tenure in basketball, Clark spent four seasons as an athletic trainer within the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league system.
Clark is NATA Board Certified as an Athletic Trainer (ATC), holds NASM credentials in Performance Enhancement (PES) and Corrective Exercise (CES), and is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) by the NSCA. Along with his medical duties, Clark is also responsible for all team equipment needs, acts as liaison to the visiting team and referees, coordinates the team attendant staff, and schedules road practices. He also assumes a lead role with the Trail Blazers NBA Summer League teams during the off-season.
A graduate of Sprague High School in Salem, Ore., Clark received his B.S. from Oregon State University in 1990. He was the recipient of the CBA Trainer of the Year award in 1995, served at the 1996 Centennial Olympics in Atlanta and was a member of the USA Men’s Basketball gold medal-winning team at the 1997 Tournament of the Americas in Uruguay. He and his wife, Alisa, enjoy time with family and experiencing the Pacific Northwest.