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Memphis Grizzlies

Address: 191 Beale St., Memphis, TN 38103
Arena Name: Fedex Forum
Phone: (901) 205-1234
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David Crewe

Head Athletic Trainer
Education: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (B.S.); California University of Pennsylvania (M.S.)
Hometown: Twin Lakes, WI
NBATA Member Since: 2010
David Crewe is entering his first season as Head Athletic Trainer for the Memphis Grizzlies and his ninth in the NBA.

Crewe joins the Grizzlies following eight seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he served the last two years as the team’s head strength and conditioning coach and assistant athletic trainer, overseeing the development and implementation of the team’s strength and conditioning programs and assisting in the daily treatment and individual player rehabilitation. Prior to his promotion, he held various positions in the team’s strength and conditioning and athletic training departments.

While with the Timberwolves, Crewe served on the board of the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association as the Western Conference Assistant Athletic Trainer Representative. The two-year Executive Board position focused on providing education and conducting basketball-related sports medicine research to benefit NBA athletes, the NBATA and their communities. Crewe also served on the communications committee for the National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Association. The committee assisted in the management of the NBSCA website, Social Media Platforms and Con-Ed Conference Marketing, which provides an avenue for aspiring performance coaches to reach out to the ‘pros’ and ask questions/debate items relating to the profession. In addition, Crewe contributed to research and development for NBA 2K17.

Crewe was named 2016-17 David Craig NBA Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year, chosen by his peers for his record of outstanding service to the NBA, the NBATA and his community. The award is named after David Craig, long-time Indiana Pacers’ head athletic trainer and was initially awarded after the 2010-11 season.

Prior to his time with the Timberwolves, Crewe spent three years with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, working in the team’s athletic training department.

Crewe received his bachelor's degree in Exercise Sports Science - Athletic Training in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, native obtained his master’s degree in Rehabilitative Sciences from California University of Pennsylvania.
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Daniel Roberts

Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist
Education: East Kentucky University (B.S.); East Tennessee State University (D.P.T.)
Hometown: Adairville, KY
NBATA Member Since: 2017
Daniel Roberts recently began his position as Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist for the Memphis Grizzlies. Prior to joining the Grizzlies, Roberts served as the Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist for the Houston Astros. During his two years (2016 & 2017) with the Astros, he was instrumental in leading them to win the World Series Championship in 2017 and was a recipient of the MLB Athletic Training Staff of the Year Award that same year. Before joining Major League Baseball, he served as the Astros minor league rehab coordinator for the 2011-2015 seasons, running the organization’s minor league rehab programs and assisting with Major League rehab out of the Astros spring training facility.

Roberts has also served as an assistant athletic trainer at Charleston Southern University where he worked with the men’s basketball and baseball teams as well as taught courses for the Athletic Training Education Program. He has also worked as an Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist for Unicoi County Memorial Hospital and BucSports in East Tennessee covering high school athletics and outpatient physical therapy.

Roberts received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from East Tennessee State University and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in athletic training from Eastern Kentucky University. In 2014, he became a board certified sports physical therapist.

Daniel and his wife, Rachel, live in Bartlett, Tennessee with their son, Wyatt (2).
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Kristin Farrell

Assistant Athletic Trainer and Massage Therapist
Education: Springfield College (B.S.); University of Florida (MS)
Hometown: Bolton, MA
NBATA Member Since: 2016
Kristin Farrell joined the Memphis Grizzlies as the Assistant Athletic Trainer and Massage Therapist in 2016.

Before joining the Grizzlies, Farrell spent time at the University of Florida since 2006. Farrell was most recently working with the Gator Football program. During her time at Florida she also worked with softball, baseball, basketball, and women’s tennis.

Farrell earned a Master of Science in Human Performance from the University of Florida in 2008 and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Springfield College in 2006. Farrell became a licensed massage therapist in 2010.