Athletic Trainer Bios
MLB Umpires
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Scott Sheridan

Scott was hired December 16, 2019 by the Office of the Commissioner as Director of Sports Medicine and Performance in the Umpire Administration Department. Scott previously served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Philadelphia Phillies for the past thirteen years (2006 –2019). He was named the Phillies’ head athletic trainer on October 20, 2006. Previ- ously, Scott was the Coordinator of Rehabilitation and Minor League Athletic Trainers for the Phillies for four years (2003-06). A graduate of West Chester University and Neumann Uni- versity, Scott earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from West Chester in 1991 and a master’s degree in physical therapy from Neumann in 1998 and is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (1991) and American Physical Therapy Associa- tion (1998). In 2005, he attained certified strength and conditioning credentials from the Na- tional Strength and Conditioning Association. Before joining the Phillies, Scott worked 11 years as a staff physical therapist/athletic trainer at Chester County Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (Physiotherapy Associates) in West Chester, PA and served as adjunct faculty at Neumann for three years. Scott and his staff were the recipients of the 2009 Dick Martin Award, given to the best athletic training staff in baseball by Baseball Prospectus. Scott served on the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) Executive Board as National League Representative for the 2018-2019 season. In addition, has served on the Electronic Medical Records Committee (2014-present) and Medical Advisory Commit- tee (2008- present).

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Shawn Fcasni

Prior to being hired by MLB’s Umpiring Department as Manager of Sports Medicine and Per- formance, Shawn Fcasni was part of the Philadelphia Phillies’ Major League Athletic Training Staff for 11 years (2011 to 2021) and spent 18 total years in the organization. Prior to serving on the Major League staff, Shawn spent four years (2008-11) as the Phillies’ Minor League Conditioning Coordinator and Minor League Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Coordinator. He also worked as the Athletic Trainer for the Phillies’ Minor League affiliates in Ottawa (AAA, 2007), Reading (AA, 2006), as well as the Peoria Saguaros in the 2006 Arizona Fall League. Shawn began his Phillies’ career as an athletic training intern, first with the Phillies in 2001 and then the Gulf Coast League Phillies in 2002. Shawn earned his Bachelor’s de- gree in Athletic Training from West Chester University and his Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. He holds certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association), Performance Enhancement Specialist, and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (National Academy of Sports Medicine).