Golden State Warriors

Address: 1011 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
Arena Name: Oracle Arena
Phone: (510) 986-2200

Drew Yoder

Education: Kansas State University (B.S.); University of Missouri (M.Ed.)
Hometown: Mount Ayr, IA
NBATA Member Since: 2013
Drew Yoder joined the Golden State Warriors as the Assistant Athletic Trainer in 2013. After two seasons, he was promoted to Head Athletic Trainer. The Mount Ayr, Iowa, native earned his Bachelor’s Degree in athletic training from Kansas State University and his Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri, where he worked as a graduate assistant for the football and golf programs for two seasons. After graduation, he moved to Dallas, Texas to begin working at Southern Methodist University as an assistant athletic trainer. While at SMU, Yoder gained his first NBA experience while interning with the athletic training staff of the Dallas Mavericks.

Yoder was an intern for the NBA Championship Dallas Mavericks during the 2010-2011 season and an assistant athletic trainer with the Golden State Warriors championship team during the 2014-2015 season.

Yoder is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Yoder developed an interest in athletic healthcare as a two-sport high school athlete at Mount Ayr Community High School. He also followed the footsteps of his older brother, Brandon, who holds the title of Director of Sports Medicine at Marquette University.

Drew resides in Oakland, California.

Roger Sancho

Education: University of Texas at Arlington (B.S.), Baylor University (M.S.)
Hometown: Sulphur Springs, Texas
NBATA Member Since: 2016
Sancho joins the Warriors as an Assistant Athletic Trainer after serving as the head athletic trainer for the Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State’s NBA Developmental League Affiliate. He spent two years in Santa Cruz, and served the team during the 2014-15 NBA D-League Championship.

Prior to his time in Santa Cruz, Sancho gained experience at Southern Methodist University as an intern athletic trainer and at Baylor University as a graduate assistant athletic trainer. Sancho gained an interest in athletic training by combining his interest in medicine with his love of sports. The Sulphur Springs, Texas native earned his Bachelor’s Degree in athletic training from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012, and his Master’s Degree from Baylor University in 2014.

Sancho and his wife, Nicolette reside in San Francisco.

Brett Ballesteros

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Education: Loyola Marymount University
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
NBATA Member Since: 2018
Brett Ballesteros joins the Warriors as an Assistant Athletic Trainer and Performance Coach after previously working with the team as an Intern Athletic Trainer during the 2014-15 season.

The Los Angeles native earned his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Loyola Marymount University in 2014. Following his internship with the Warriors, he served as an athletic training intern with Stanford University’s football and track and field programs.

Brett is currently completing his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Southern California.

Brett resides in Reseda, California.