Athletic Trainer Bios
New York Mets
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Head Athletic Trainer

Brian Chicklo

Brian Chicklo, 50, enters his first season as the Director of Player Health and Medical Services with the New York Mets after spending the past 4 seasons as the head athletic trainer. Chicklo spent a total of 13 seasons as a minor league athletic trainer in the New York Mets system as well. Chicklo began his career in professional baseball in 1999 as the athletic trainer for the Pittsfield Mets, in Pittsfield, MA. Brian progressed through the minor leagues working 10 seasons in AAA and 1 season (2011) as the minor league athletic training coordinator. Chicklo, a native of Winchester, VA now resides in Fort Mill, S.C. with his wife and two children.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Joseph Golia

Joseph Golia, 42, enters his first season as the head athletic trainer with the New York Mets after spending the past 4 seasons as the assistant athletic trainer. Prior to joining the major league medical staff, Golia held the position of Minor League Medical Coordinator in 2017. Joseph began his professional baseball career with the New York Mets in 2005 and served as the athletic trainer for the Brooklyn (A) affiliate of the New York- Penn League. Golia went on to spend the 2006-2010 seasons with the AA affiliate in Binghamton, NY of the Eastern League and the 2011-2015 seasons with the AAA affiliate (s) in Buffalo, NY of the International League and Las Vegas, NV of the Pacific Coast League. Joseph is a native of Wappinger Falls, NY and now resides in Charleston, SC with his wife and two children.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Bryan Baca

Bryan Baca, 41, enters his first season as the Assistant Athletic Trainer with the New York Mets. Prior to joining the Mets, Baca spent 15 seasons as a Minor League Athletic Trainer in the Houston Astros system including spending the last 5 seasons, 2017-2021, as the Minor League Medical Coordinator. Bryan began his career in professional baseball in 2007 as the athletic trainer for the Greeneville Astros and progressed through the minor leagues spending the 2008-2010 seasons in Tri-City, NY of the New York Penn League, 2011-2012 in Lancaster, CA of the California League, 2013-2014 in Corpus Christi, TX of the Texas League, and 2015-2016 in Fresno, CA of the Pacific Coast League. Baca is a native of Santa Fe, NM where he currently resides.