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San Francisco Giants
Head Athletic Trainer
Dave Groeschner begins his 7th season as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Giants and 16th season overall with the Giants. Groeschner spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons as the Giants assistant athletic trainer in his second stint with the Giants after having spent the 2004 season as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Chicago Cubs. Groeschner previously had spent four seasons in a dual role as the assistant athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coordinator for the Major League club. He previously served as athletic trainer for the triple-A Fresno Grizzlies during the 1999 season, after logging two years at single-A San Jose and one campaign at rookie-league Bellingham. Groeschner also served as the Giants Minor League Medical Coordinator during the 2000 and 2001 seasons. Dave served as Athletic Trainer for the 2007 All Star Game in San Francisco. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of South Carolina. Groeschner is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and is licensed in the State on Arizona. He and his wife, Aimee, and daughters, Katie and Karmyn, reside in Mesa, AZ.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Mark Gruesbeck, 41, returns to San Francisco for his 8th season as the Assistant Athletic Trainer in San Francisco. Prior to that, he spent two seasons as the Minor League Coordinator in Arizona for the Giants. Gruesbeck served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Major League club in 2004. Gruesbeck will be beginning his twentieth season in baseball, and fifteenth with the Giants organization. Prior to his tenure with the Giants, Gruesbeck spent five seasons in the Detroit Tigers minor league system at various levels. Gruesbeck has also spent time with the Hawaii Winter League in 1996, and the Arizona Fall League in 2003. A graduate of Central Michigan University in 1993, with a B.S. degree in Sports Medicine and a minor in Exercise Science, he is a current member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and PBATS. Gruesbeck and his wife Cristin reside in Cave Creek, Arizona.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Anthony Reyes returns for his second season as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Giants. Reyes previously spent four seasons as the head athletic trainer for the triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, his eighth season overall within the Giants organization. He also spent two seasons (2006-07) with double-A Connecticut and worked with the Arizona Rookie team in 2005 after completing an internship for the Major League club in 2004. He earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from San Jose State University in 2004, and was a student athletic trainer when he attended the University of Washington from 1999-2001. Reyes is certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and also holds a certification with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Anthony resides in Hayward, CA.