Head Athletic Trainer
Nick Paparesta enters his seventh season as the Oakland A's head athletic trainer. He previously served as the Tampa Bay Rays' assistant trainer for three seasons.
Paparesta, a native of Fort Myers, Fla., spent five years in the Rays' organization. He joined Tampa Bay in 2006 as Minor League head trainer and rehabilitation coordinator, overseeing all Minor League trainers and rehabilitation with Minor League players in that role for two seasons. He was promoted to the Major League level in 2008 and was a member of Tampa Bay's American League championship team that year.
Prior to his stint with the Rays, Paparesta worked in the Cleveland Indians organization for 11 seasons, including four years with Triple-A Buffalo. He is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, and holds certifications by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Paparesta resides in Dublin, Calif. with his wife, Kristel, and two children, Noah and Alaina.