Atlanta Hawks

Address: 1968 Hawks Lane, Atlanta, GA 30329
Arena Name: Phillips Center
Phone: (404) 878-3800

John Dusel

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Education: University of New England
Hometown: Wilbraham, Massachusetts
NBATA Member Since: 2017
John Dusel began as the Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Atlanta Hawks in 2018.

Dusel previously served as the Warriors Assistant Athletic Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach after serving as the team’s Athletic Training & Performance Intern for the 2016-2017 season. John graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Master’s in Sport Science & Coach Education program.

Prior to joining the Warriors, the Wilbraham, Massachusetts native graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of New England. He developed an interest in athletic training after suffering his own injury and working with his team’s AT to an eventual return to play.

In the summer of 2016, Dusel assisted the staff at Cressey Sports Performance gaining experience as a strength and conditioning intern. Dusel is a certified member of the National Athletic Training Association and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

John currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Takahiro Uchida

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Education: Lindenwood University
Hometown: Hiroshima, Japan
NBATA Member Since: 2021
Takahiro Uchida began as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Atlanta Hawks in 2021.

He was a seasonal intern for the Hawks in 2020 and was named to full-time after the season. Prior to joining the Hawks, Takahiro spent two seasons as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (2018-20) and one season as a seasonal assistant athletic trainer at Stanford University. He graduated from Lindenwood University in 2017, completing summer internships with the Los Angeles Rams (2016) and Stanford (2015) during his undergraduate career.

Takahiro was born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan.

Kelly German

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Education: Georgia Southern University (B.S.), Life University (M.S.)
Hometown: Smyrna, Georgia
NBATA Member Since: 2023
Kelly German joined the Atlanta Hawks as an assistant athletic trainer in the 2023-24 season. Previously, she served as Head Athletic Trainer for the College Park Skyhawks, the NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks (2020-23).

Prior to joining the Hawks organization, she served as Head Athletic Trainer for Clark Atlanta University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as the women’s volleyball and tennis programs (2018-20). German’s previous work experience includes serving as an athletic trainer for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and a seasonal athletic trainer for the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA during the 2017 season. She received her first athletic training opportunity with the Dream in 2010, serving as an intern for the organization.

German earned a master’s degree in athletic training from Life University and a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Georgia Southern University. She is a certified athletic trainer (ATC), a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).

In her spare time, the Smyrna, Georgia native enjoys running and spending time with her husband and family.