NBATA

San Antonio Spurs

Address: One AT&T Ctr., San Antonio, TX 78219
Arena Name: AT&T Center
Phone: (210) 444-5000
NBATA

Will Sevening

Education: University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (B.S.); United States Sports Academy (M.S.)
NBATA Member Since: 1994
Will Sevening joined the San Antonio Spurs as the Head Athletic Trainer in 1998. Prior to joining the Spurs, Sevening worked under the tutelage of longtime Indiana Pacers Head Athletic Trainer, David Craig. He was an intern with the Pacers from 1992-1994, and the Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Pacers from 1994-1998.

During his tenure with the Pacers, he provided athletic healthcare to various high school sports programs in the Indianapolis area and volunteered to assist Butler University’s sports medicine program. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1990 and his Master’s in Sports Medicine from the United States Sports Academy in 1992.

Sevening has served as an athletic trainer for the 1992 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. He was one of two athletic trainers honored to provide healthcare services for the USA Men’s Olympic Basketball Team at the 2003 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico. He was the third athletic trainer at the 2005 NBA All Star Game in Denver, and the Western Conference Head Athletic Trainer at the 2016 NBA All Star Game in Toronto.

During the 2011 NATA annual convention and symposium in New Orleans, Will worked as a lab instructor for the NBATA Student Athletic Trainer Cadaver Lab. in 2011 , he traveled to Rio de Janiero, Brazil to provide healthcare for the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program. Sevening has been a part of the five NBA Championships with the Spurs and he has served as the NBATA Foundation President since 2004.

Sevening is NATA Board Certified as an Athletic Trainer (ATC), holds NASM credentials in Performance Enhancement (PES), certified CPR/AED, and is a licensed athletic trainer in the State of Texas.

Sevening played football, baseball, and ran track in high school and developed an interest in athletic training while rehabbing injuries incurred from those sports. An avid baseball fan, he has traveled to nearly 60 major and minor league ballparks throughout the US. The Chicago native also enjoys seeing NHL games while on the road and spending time with his family.

Will and his wife, Terri, reside in San Antonio. They have four children, Allison, Benjamin, Emma, and Liam.
NBATA

Paul West

Education: Linfield College (B.A. Athletic Training), San Diego State University (M.A.)
Hometown: Eugene, OR
NBATA Member Since: 2014
Paul became the Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Spurs in 2014 after interning during the 2012-2013 season. Prior to joining the team, he worked under Tom Abdenour while in graduate school at San Diego State University.

Paul grew up in Eugene, OR and attended Linfield College where he studied athletic training and was a member of the basketball team. Following college he accepted an internship with the Seattle Seahawks for training camp in 2010 and then served as head athletic trainer at a local high school in Seattle. He covered multiple sports while at San Diego State University, volunteered at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon and represented the Western Conference at the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto.

Paul developed an interest in athletic training in high school while playing multiple sports and being around the athletic training room and dealing with personal injuries. Outside of work Paul enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and traveling.

Paul resides in San Antonio, Texas.