Head Athletic Trainer
College: Loma Linda University (B.S.)
Years in NBA: 20
Jay Jensen became head athletic trainer of the Portland Trail Blazers in 1994 after serving as the top athletic trainer for the Minnesota Timberwolves for five seasons. One of the highlights of his tenure in professional basketball was serving as Western Conference athletic trainer at the 1994 NBA All-Star Game.
Before coming to professional basketball, Jensen served as a clinical athletic trainer at Tuthill Athletic Rehabilitation Institute in Anaheim, Calif., and was head athletic trainer for the men’s basketball team at the University of Southern California from 1987-88. He was also an assistant athletic trainer for the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams for five seasons.
Jensen owns and operates Rebound Physical Therapy in Portland, a sports medicine clinic he founded in 1997.
A certified athletic trainer and registered physical therapist, he is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, California Athletic Trainers Association and the American Physical Therapy Association.
A southern California native, Jensen received bachelor’s degrees in both physical education and physical therapy from Loma Linda (Calif.) University.
An avid jogger and tennis player, Jay resides in Tigard, Ore. In his spare time, Jay enjoys spending time with his sons, Cameron and Adam.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
College: Oregon State University (B.S.)
Years in NBA: 11
Geoff Clark completed his 11th season with the Trail Blazers in 2008-09. He came to Portland following an eight-year stint in Yakima, Wash., at an outpatient physical therapy clinic where he was assigned to the CBA’s Yakima Sun Kings as head athletic trainer. Prior to his tenure in basketball, Clark spent four seasons as an athletic trainer within the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league system. Clark is NATA Board Certified as an Athletic Trainer (ATC), holds NASM credentials in Performance Enhancement (PES) and Corrective Exercise (CES), and is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) by the NSCA. Along with his medical duties, Clark is also responsible for all team equipment needs, acts as liaison to the visiting team and referees, coordinates the team attendant staff, and schedules road practices. He also assumes a lead role with the Trail Blazers NBA Summer League teams during the off-season. A graduate of Sprague High School in Salem, Ore., Clark received his B.S. from Oregon State University in 1990. He was the recipient of the CBA Trainer of the Year award in 1995, served at the 1996 Centennial Olympics in Atlanta and was a member of the USA Men’s Basketball gold medal-winning team at the 1997 Tournament of the Americas in Uruguay. He and his wife, Alisa, enjoy time with family and experiencing the Pacific Northwest.