Memphis Grizzlies

Address: 191 Beale St., Memphis, TN 38103
Arena Name: Fedex Forum
Phone: (901) 205-1234

Jeff Deits

Head Athletic Trainer
Education: Northern Colorado (BS) Ohio State University (MA)
Hometown: Broomfield, Colorado
NBATA Member Since: 2019
Jeff Deits MA, AT, CSCS, CES, PES is in his first season as the head athletic trainer for the Memphis Grizzlies. Prior to joining the Grizzlies, Deits was the athletic trainer for the men’s basketball, men’s ice hockey and women’s golf programs at Ohio State from 2007-10 and again from 2013-19, sandwiched around three years on staff at Wichita State.

He earned his master’s degree in sport humanities from Ohio State in 2009 and a bachelor of science in sport and exercise science with an emphasis in athletic training from Northern Colorado in 2007. Deits has had internships with the Central Hockey League’s Colorado Eagles and the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He currently holds certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist.

Deits lives in Collierville with his wife, Amanda, and children, Claire, Chloe, Aubrey and Amelia.

Kristin Farrell

Assistant Athletic Trainer and Massage Therapist
Education: Springfield College (B.S.); University of Florida (MS)
Hometown: Bolton, MA
NBATA Member Since: 2016
Kristin Farrell joined the Memphis Grizzlies as the Assistant Athletic Trainer and Massage Therapist in 2016.

Before joining the Grizzlies, Farrell spent time at the University of Florida since 2006. Farrell was most recently working with the Gator Football program. During her time at Florida she also worked with softball, baseball, basketball, and women’s tennis.

Farrell earned a Master of Science in Human Performance from the University of Florida in 2008 and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Springfield College in 2006. Farrell became a licensed massage therapist in 2010.