Ben Potenziano was named Pittsburgh’s Major League Assistant Athletic Trainer on October 24, 2011. Potenziano spent the previous eight seasons at the Major League level with the San Francisco Giants, the last seven as the club’s Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and Assistant Athletic Trainer. Ben is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the NASM. He spent five seasons in San Francisco’s minor league system as the head athletic trainer with short-season Bellingham (1995), Class-A San Jose (1996), Double-A Shreveport (1997-98) seasons. He also worked with the Giants as the Minor League Rehab Coordinator in 2003. The 50-year-old Potenziano is a 1992 graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington and earned his Masters of Education with a concentration in Exercise Science from the University of Maine at Orono, where he also spent three years (1999-2002) as an assistant athletic trainer. Ben has 2 children, Olivia (18) and Benjamin (15). He resides in CT.