Head Athletic Trainer
College: California State Poly University–Pomona (B.S.)
Years in NBA: 10
Jasen Powell became head athletic trainer of the Los Angeles Clippers in 1999 after serving as assistant athletic trainer with the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers for four seasons.
Powell is the only NBATA member to have combined an educational pursuit of athletic training with college basketball-playing experience. His athletic training career began as an undergraduate student at San Diego State University where he was a member of the Aztecs’ basketball team.
He transferred to California State Poly University-Pomona, earning an undergraduate degree in kinesiology and health promotion in 1995, while completing his collegiate basketball-playing career with the Broncos.
In addition to spending the 1994-95 season as an assistant athletic trainer for the Clippers, Powell was a summer assistant athletic trainer with the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons in 1995.
In 1997, he leveraged his own funds to establish the Jasen Powell Health Promotion Scholarship in the Oakland Unified School District, which supports college-bound students in pursuit of a career in athletic healthcare.
The current secretary of the NBATA, Powell is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
The Oakland, Calif., native attended Bishop O’Dowd High School, where he was an All-California selection in basketball and played against current NBA stars Jason Kidd and Lamond Murray.
His hobbies include reading and movies. Jasen and his wife Mia reside in Pasadena with their son Aaron.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
College - University of California, Davis (B.S.)
Boise Sate Univeristy (M.S.)
Years in NBA: 6
JoHan Wang enters his seventh season as Assistant Athletic Trainer/Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Los Angeles Clippers. As the Clippers Assistant Athletic Trainer, Wang is involved with assisting the Head Athletic Trainer with all aspects of the team’s day to day medical needs, including the prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
Wang joined the Clippers staff in 2003 after two years at Stanford University where he served as the Associate Director of Athletic Training from 2001-03 and was named Director of Athletic Training Programs in the summer of 2003. He was responsible for supervising the health care of 800 varsity athletes in 34 NCAA Division I sports and was the Head Athletic Trainer for Men’s Basketball from 2001-03. Prior to his tenure at Stanford University, Wang was an Intern Athletic Trainer for the Golden State Warriors Basketball Club (2001) and Assistant Athletic Trainer for Boise State University (1999-2001).
Wang also served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the NBA Development League Ambassador Team that competed for the Stankovic Cup in China and for the Pete Newell Big Man’s Camp during the 2007 offseason and as a Volunteer Athletic Trainer at the United States Olympic Training Center in 2005. During the 2008 offseason, Wang served as a Certified Athletic Trainer on the sets of the television shows, “American Gladiators” and “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Wrestling”.
Wang is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Additionally, Wang is a member of the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association and California Athletic Trainers’ Association. He is also certified as a performance enhancement specialist and corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
A native of Sunnyvale, California, Wang earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California - Davis and his Master of Science Degree from Boise State University.