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Orlando Magic

Address: 400 W. Church St., Orlando, FL 32801
Arena Name: Amway Center
Phone: (407) 916-2400
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Keon Weise

Education: University of Maryland (B.S.); Temple University (M.S.)
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
NBATA Member Since: 2009
Keon Weise enters his seventh season as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Orlando Magic. Weise began his career with the Magic as an athletic training intern during the 2002-2003 season. Weise is responsible for all aspects of comprehensive medical and performance care of the Magic players, including assessment, injury prevention, rehabilitation and recovery. Prior to being promoted to this position, he served as the team’s Performance Enhancement Specialist and Assistant Athletic Trainer for seven seasons.

Before joining the Magic, Weise attended graduate school at Temple University, where he received his Master’s Degree in sports medicine and athletic training. While at Temple, he also worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the University. As an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, Weise earned his Bachelor’s Degree in kinesiology, while working as a student athletic trainer. He worked primarily with the Terps football, men’s basketball, and men’s and women’s track teams.

Weise is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida (ATAF), along with being a performance enhancement specialist and corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He has a proactive approach to training, having developed a comprehensive assessment protocol that the Magic’s sports medicine staff uses to create individualized injury prevention programs for each player.

A sought after speaker, Weise frequently lectures about injury prevention and management. He was a presenter at the Cutting Edge Concepts in Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Seminar in Orlando. Weise was also the keynote speaker at the Dynamic Performance Clinic in Taipei, Taiwan.

In 2009, Weise had the opportunity to travel to St. Vincent & the Grenadines to lead sports medicine training sessions for local physical education teachers and coaches. During the offseason, Weise serves as an athletic trainer for the Jamaican Men’s National Basketball Team. In 2012, he served as athletic trainer for the Eastern Conference at the NBA All-Star Game. During the summer of 2015, Weise was selected to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa and serve as athletic trainer for Team World in the 2015 NBA Africa Game.

A native of Philadelphia, Weise is an avid fan of the Eagles and enjoys traveling to games. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, kayaking and playing golf. Weise and his wife, Mackenzie, reside in College Park, Fla. with their sons, Kanon and Kniles.
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Ron Weathers

Education: Temple (B.S.) (DPT); Duke University (Fellowship)
Hometown: Nuremberg, Germany
NBATA Member Since: 2013
Dr. Ron Weathers began his career with the Orlando Magic during the 2013-14 season. As Director of Rehabilitation he provides all aspects of injury prevention and physical therapy services for the players. In addition to providing rehabilitation services, Weathers monitors injury trends, and focuses 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. He is an avid Carolina Panthers fan and he and his wife, Stella, live in Orlando, Florida with their dog, Langston.
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Steve Outlaw

Education: Florida State University (B.S.), The Citadel (M.S.)
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
NBATA Member Since: 2014
Steve Outlaw completed his second season as Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Orlando Magic in 2015-16. He previously spent the 2012-13 season with the team as an intern athletic trainer. He is NATA Board Certified and licensed through the Florida Board of Athletic Training. Steve holds a credential from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES).

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 and field. He then went on to The Citadel, where he received his Master’s Degree in Health, Exercise and Sports Science. During his time at The Citadel, Steve served as graduate assistant athletic trainer for their women’s soccer team, as well as assisted with their football team and corps of cadets. Between his internship with the Magic and being hired back as a full time assistant, 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 and women’s tennis teams. During the summer of 2014 he worked as an athletic trainer for Select Physical Therapy at Walt Disney World.

Steve and his girlfriend, Katie, and their dog, Belle, currently reside in Orlando, FL.