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Utah Jazz

Address: 301 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84081
Arena Name: Vivint SmartHome Arena
Phone: (801) 325-2500
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Brian Zettler

Education: Texas A&M University (BS); University of North Texas (MS, M.Ed.)
Hometown: Waxahachie, TX
NBATA Member Since: 2004
Brian Zettler entered his first season as Head Athletic Trainer for the Utah Jazz in 2015, after having served as the Assistant Athletic Trainer/Equipment Manager since the 2004-05 season.

Zettler arrived to the Jazz after spending three seasons as the head athletic trainer with the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League, where he served as Vice President of the Arena Football Physician and Trainers Association. He concurrently spent four seasons assisting the Dallas Cowboys athletic training department (2002 NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year). He additionally worked with the Dallas Mavericks athletic training staff from 1997 until his departure to Utah. Moreover, Zettler spent three years as the head athletic trainer at Southwestern Assemblies of God University where he founded the school’s sports medicine program. He has served as an athletic trainer for several NBA Pre-Draft Camps, WWE, NBA Basketball Without Borders (Spain ‘10, Africa ’12 and Rome ’14) and volunteered for the USOC in Colorado Springs. He executes a scholarship that is available to college bound students that demonstrate excellence in sports, in the classroom and in the community of his hometown. Zettler developed an interest in sports medicine during his tenure at Waxahachie High School as a multiple sport athlete. In October 2012, he was elected into the inaugural class of his hometown’s Waxahachie (Texas) High School Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2013, he was named “Man of the Year” from Utah’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Zettler achieved certification as an athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers Association. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM). He was co-founder and elected inaugural president of the National Basketball Athletic Equipment Managers Association (NBAEMA) and the NBAEMA Foundation.

He has earned degrees from Texas A&M University (’93 B.S.-BioMedical Science) and the University of North Texas (’98 M.S., ’99 M.Ed.).

Zettler and his wife, Hope, his high school sweetheart, reside in West Jordan, Utah, with their son, Alex, and daughters, Lenzy, Bailey and Sophie. He enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor activities, listening to music, grilling, staying active in church-related activities, and volunteering as a youth football and baseball coach.