Athletic Trainer Bios
Miami Marlins
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Head Athletic Trainer

Gene Basham

Gene Basham, 48, is entering his 4th season working at the Major League level and his 1st as the Miami Marlins Head Athletic Trainer. Before joining the Major League club in 2017, Basham served as the organizations minor league medical coordinator. Prior to joining the Marlins in 2002, Gene started his baseball career working with the Texas Rangers and Montreal Expos organizations from 1995-2002. In 2012 the Los Angeles, California native was named the Miami Marlins Player Development Person of the Year. Gene is a Certified Athletic Trainer who attended Cal State Northridge and Wichita State Universities where he earned his BA in Kinesiology and MEd in Sports Administration respectively. Basham re- sides in West Palm Beach, FL. He has 2 children, Jackson and Jade Savannah.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Brad LaRosa

Brad LaRosa, 43, is entering his 1st season as an Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Miami Marlins, after 17 years in the minor leagues. Brad spent time with three different organizations, the Florida Marlins (2003-2004), the St. Louis Cardinals (2005-2007) and the Oakland A’s (2008-2019). During his minor league career, LaRosa was honored by his peers as the Texas League Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2006 and 2007, while taking home PBATS Minor League Athletic Trainer of the year in 2007. He was also named the Pacific Coast League Athletic Trainer of the year in 2012, 2016 and 2019. Brad is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). LaRosa obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in kinesiology at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He and his wife Denise, and two daughters Lydia and Emma reside in Staunton, IL.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Chris Mudd

Chris Mudd, 42, is entering his 1st season working as an assistant athletic trainer with the Miami Marlins. Chris spent the previous 16 seasons working in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. The 2020 season will be his 6th season working at the Major League level. Chris served with the Mesa SolarSox of the 2008 Arizona Fall League and with the Yaquis de Obregon of the Mexican Pacific League that same year. He was named to the Eastern League All-Star Game staff in 2010 as well. Chris earned his BS in exercise science from Western Kentucky and MA in Sports Medicine from Alabama. He is a certified Athletic Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, ART provider (UE), functional range release upper limb provider and primal reflex release technique provider. Chris was born in Leitchfield, KY, and resides in Elizabethtown, KY, with his wife Carol. They have twin sons, Jonah and Jacob.