Athletic Trainer Bios
Miami Marlins
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Head Athletic Trainer

Dustin Luepker

Dustin Luepker,40, is entering his 3rd season as the head trainer for the Miami Marlins. He spent 3 seasons in the Marlins minor league system at Jacksonville, FL (AA). Prior to the Marlins, he spent 3 years in the San Francisco Giants minor league system at Augusta, GA (A) and Norwich, CT (AA). In 2010 he was named Southern League athletic trainer of the year. The Houston, TX native attended Stephen F. Austin State University where he graduated with a BS in Kinesiology and M.Ed. in Exercise Science. A certified athletic trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and a corrective exercise specialist, Luepker lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL with his wife, Ann, their daughter Camden, and their son Cole.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Mike Kozak

Mike Kozak, 60, is entering his 17th season as the assistant athletic trainer for the Miami Marlins. The Toronto native started his athletic training career with the Royal York Junior Hockey Club in 1977 before joining the Hamilton, Ontario, YMCA as an athletic trainer. In 1981 Kozak begin his career in baseball as an assistant athletic trainer with the Montreal Expos. In 1995, Kozak was the first National League assistant athletic trainer honored to serve in an All- Star Game in Arlington, Texas. He was honored to work his second All-Star game in 2008 at Yankee Stadium. A certified member of the NATA and is a licensed athletic trainer in the state of Florida. He served as an athletic trainer for Team Canada in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Kozak was named the National League Asst. Trainer rep on the PBATS Executive Board in 2009 and held that position until 2015. Mike was selected to the PBATS Hall of Fame Committee in 2011. Kozak lives in West Palm Beach, Florida with wife, Maria, and their children, Derek and Caylie. His hobbies include downhill , cross country skiing and golf.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Gene Basham

Gene Basham, 46, is entering his 2nd season as an assistant Athletic Trainer with the Miami Marlins. He spent the last 14 seasons serving as the organizations minor league medical coordinator. Prior to the Marlins, he 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 attended Cal State Northridge and Wichita State Universities where he earned his BA and MEd in Sports Administration respectively. Basham resides in West Palm Beach, FL with his son, Jackson and daughter, Jade Savannah.