Head Athletic Trainer
Nick, 46, is entering his ninth season as the Head Athletic trainer with Oakland, after five years with the Tampa Bay Rays organization, of which three were as the Major League Assistant Athletic Trainer. He spent his first two seasons with the Rays as Minor League Athletic Trainer and Rehabilitation Coordinator, where he was responsible for overseeing all minor league athletic trainers and rehabilitation with minor league players, as well as assisting with the major league club. A native of North Fort Myers, Fla., Paparesta started his career working in the Cleveland Indians organization for 11 seasons, including three with Triple-A Buffalo. He is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, and is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and is a certified strength and conditioning trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 2009, Paparesta shared honors with Ron Porterfield and Paul Harker of the Tampa Bay Rays as “Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year.” Paparesta had the honor of being the Head Athletic Trainer for the American League team during the 2017 all star game in Miami, FL. Nick and his wife, Kristel, reside in Gilbert, AZ with son Noah and daughter Alaina.