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Sacramento Kings

Address: 500 David J. Stern Walk, Sacramento, CA 95814
Arena Name: Golden 1 Center
Phone: (916) 701-5300
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Pete Youngman

Education: Ithaca College; California University of Pennsylvania (M.S.)
Hometown: Rochester, New York
NBATA Member Since: 1995
Pete Youngman is starting his sixth season as the Kings Director of Sports Medicine after serving as team’s Head Athletic Trainer the previous 15 seasons. The Rochester, New York native spent three seasons as the club’s assistant to former Head Athletic Trainer Bill Jones before accepting the head post in June of 1996.

In addition to being responsible for every aspect of the Kings training room operations, Youngman works closely with the team’s professional medical staff in the monitoring of a player’s physical condition as well as the diagnosing and treatment of injuries. He also is responsible for coordinating all team charter flights, hotels and ground transportation.

Youngman joined the Kings after spending the previous nine years with the Boston Red Sox professional baseball organization at all levels of their minor league system.

Youngman graduated from Ithaca College in 1986 and in 2012 earned his Master’s Degree in rehabilitation science. He is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, is a certified performance enhancement specialist and a corrective exercise specialist by the National Academy of Sports medicine.

A knee injury while playing high school football and the arthroscopic surgery and rehabilitation process turned him on to the world of sports medicine.

Pete resides in Sacramento, enjoys running in his spare time and has completed 20 marathons.
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Manuel G. Romero

Education: Loyola Marymount University (B.S.); California University of Pennsylvania (M.S.); Rocky Mountain University (Ph.D.)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
NBATA Member Since: 2001
Dr. Manny Romero joined the Sacramento Kings as an Assistant Athletic Trainer in 2001. His main responsibility is to assist Director of Sports Medicine, Pete Youngman, in all areas, including injury management, prevention, and rehabilitation as well as emergency procedures on the court and serving as liaison between the doctors, team and players.

Prior to joining the Kings, Romero worked seven seasons as a part of the Los Angeles Lakers training staff, culminating in two NBA Championships in 2000 and 2001. During the summer of 2002, he also served as the athletic trainer for the World Championship Yugoslavian national team.

Romero earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Loyola Marymount University and a Master’s of Science Degree from the California University of Pennsylvania and has finished his PhD in athletic training from Rocky Mountain University. Romero has a research interest in injury prevention and evidence based practice.


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Education: Loyola Marymount University (B.S.); California University of Pennsylvania (M.S.); Rocky Mountain University (Ph.D.)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Year Career Began in the NBATA: 2001

Dr. Manny Romero joined the Sacramento Kings as an Assistant Athletic Trainer in 2001. His main responsibility is to assist Director of Sports Medicine, Pete Youngman, in all areas, including injury management, prevention, and rehabilitation as well as emergency procedures on the court and serving as liaison between the doctors, team and players.

Prior to joining the Kings, Romero worked seven seasons as a part of the Los Angeles Lakers training staff, culminating in two NBA Championships in 2000 and 2001. During the summer of 2002, he also served as the athletic trainer for the World Championship Yugoslavian national team.

Romero earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Loyola Marymount University and a Master’s of Science Degree from the California University of Pennsylvania and has finished his PhD in athletic training from Rocky Mountain University. Romero has a research interest in injury prevention and evidence based practice.

He is a certified athletic trainer from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and a certified strength and conditioning specialist from the National Strength and Condition Association and serves as a peer reviewer for the IJAHP (Internet Journal of Allied Health Science and Practice). Currently he has multiple research articles being reviewed for publication.

Romero resides in Sacramento, California with his wife Vanessa, sons, Diego and Mateo, and daughter, Mia Isabella .
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Aung Aye

Education: Chapman University (B.S.), University of Washington
Hometown: Bellevue, WA
NBATA Member Since: 2015
Aung Aye joined the Sacramento Kings in 2015 as an Assistant Athletic Trainer/Massage Therapist. He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and licensed massage therapist. Prior to joining the Kings, the Bellevue, WA native spent five years as the assistant athletic trainer/head of massage for the Seattle Sounders. He was also the athletic trainer for the Seattle Sounders Women, and an assistant at Chivas USA.

Aung Aye developed an interest in athletic training while serving as an intern in high school. A graduate of the University of Washington, he was the student athletic trainer for baseball and football, and received the Kurt Gegner Memorial Award for athletic training. Aung Aye continued his education earning a second degree from Chapman University in Athletic Training with rotations with the Australian Institute of Sports, USA Volleyball, and Chivas USA.