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Sacramento Kings

Address: 500 David J. Stern Walk, Sacramento, CA 95814
Arena Name: Golden 1 Center
Phone: (916) 701-5300
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Joe Resendez

Head Athletic Trainer
Education: University of Texas-Pan American (B.S.); Louisiana Tech (M.S.)
Hometown: Brownsville, TX
NBATA Member Since: 2011
Joe Resendez joined the Sacramento Kings as the Head Athletic Trainer prior to the 2018-2019 season. Resendez was previously with the Los Angeles Clippers as the Assistant Athletic Trainer since 2010. While in Los Angeles he also oversaw the additional role of Travel Manager where he coordinated all aspects of team travel.

Prior to coming to Los Angeles, Resendez spent four seasons as the athletic trainer/strength and conditioning coach for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League where he contributed to two D-League NBA Finals and one All-Star appearance.

Joe came to the Vipers for their inaugural season after a two-year stint as the Men’s Basketball athletic trainer at Louisiana Tech, where he earned his Master’s Degree of Science in exercise physiology in 2006 and earning his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Medicine from the University of Texas-Pan American in 2003.

A certified athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and a licensed athletic trainer (LAT), Resendez specializes in joint and soft tissue manipulation/mobilization and restorative therapies. He is also licensed as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and as a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Additionally, he has served as physiotherapist for the Future’s Program of Great Britain basketball during 2010, participated in NBA’s Basketball without Borders (Mexico City 2016), and served as the Assistant Athletic Trainer in the 2018 Los Angeles All-Star Game.

A native of Brownsville, Texas, Resendez developed an interest in athletic healthcare after being a standout multi-sport athlete at the high school and collegiate level.
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Joel Noland

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Education: Whitworth University; Weber State University (M.A.)
Hometown: Spokane, WA
NBATA Member Since: 2019
Joel Noland joined the Sacramento Kings staff as Assistant Athletic Trainer in 2019. Prior to joining the Kings, he was an intern athletic trainer with the Houston Rockets. Joel got his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Whitworth University, and got his Masters in athletic training at Weber State University. After graduating in 2012 he did a summer internship with the Washington Redskins. He later became the head athletic trainer for two arena football teams (Utah Blaze and LA KISS), and spent the next four years as the in-season assistant athletic trainer for the Jacksonville Jaguars before making the switch to the NBA.
Joel is married to his wife Kaleena, and they have a son named Deion.
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Aisling Toolan

Education: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (BS); Stony Brook University (DPT);
Hometown: Dublin, Ireland
NBATA Member Since: 2017
Aisling joined the Sacramento Kings Health and Performance staff in 2019. Her journey into sports medicine began in 2007, when she graduated from Trinity College Dublin in her native Ireland, with a BSc in Physiotherapy.

While playing soccer for the Irish Women’s National team, she earned an athletic scholarship to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Stony Brook University, NY. In 2011, Aisling completed an APTA-credentialled sports physical therapy residency at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, before going on to become a board certified specialist in sports physical therapy. She then spent five years working within the sports rehabilitation department at Hospital for Special Surgery. During this time, she decided to undertake a BSc in Athletic Training at Hofstra University. This led to more opportunities within professional sports, and prior to joining the Sacramento Kings, Aisling spent one season working with New York City Football Club and two seasons with the Brooklyn Nets as Director of Rehabilitation.

Aisling is a Certified Athletic Trainer (NATA), a licensed physical therapist (APTA), a board-certified specialist in sports physical therapy (SCS), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA), and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM). She is committed to ongoing learning and personal development, not only relating to injury prevention and rehabilitation, but also to maximizing the potential of each player she has the opportunity to work with, in body, mind and spirit.

Aisling loves to exercise outdoors, including hiking, biking and trail running, and is an advanced-level scuba diver.