Athletic Trainer Bios
Philadelphia Phillies
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Head Athletic Trainer

Paul Buchheit

Paul, 37, begins his first season as head athletic trainer with the Philadelphia Phillies. He previously served as an assistant athletic trainer for the Boston Red Sox from 2016-2019. Prior to being an assistant athletic trainer, Paul spent 10 years in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. He held the position of athletic training / medical coordinator from 2012-2015 and prior to that he spent six years as a head athletic trainer at the minor league affiliates. Paul is a native of Sioux City, IA where he became interested in professional baseball as an athletic training intern with the Sioux City Explorers, an independent league baseball team. Paul is a certified athletic trainer and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Outside of baseball Paul enjoys spending time with his wife Allison and his three children Hayden, Noah, and Heidi. They currently reside in Media, PA.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Shawn Fcasni

Shawn Fcasni joined the Phillies’ major league training staff in November, 2011. 2020 is his ninth season as a Major League Athletic Trainer and his 18th in the organization. Prior to being named to his current position, Shawn spent four years (2008-11) as the Phillies minor league Conditioning Coordinator and had been promoted to the club’s minor league Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Coordinator at the end of the 2011 season. He worked as the Athletic Trainer for the Phillies’ minor league affiliates in Ottawa (AAA) in 2007 and Reading (AA) in 2006 and the same capacity for the Peoria Saguaros in the 2006 Arizona Fall League. He began his Phillies career as an intern athletic trainer, first with the Phillies in 2001 and then the Gulf Coast League Phillies (R) in 2002.Shawn earned his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from West Chester University and his Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. He holds certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association), Performance Enhancement Specialist and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (National Academy of Sports Medicine). Shawn was born in Point Pleasant, NJ, and currently resides in Sewell, NJ, with his wife Shannon, son Brandon, and daughter Alyssa.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Aaron Hoback

Aaron Hoback, 38, will begin his 1st season as an assistant athletic trainer with the Philadelphia Phillies. Prior to being named to his current position, Aaron spent the previous 13 sea- sons in the Milwaukee Brewers organization after working as the athletic trainer with the Rookie Level Helena Brewers (2007-08), Low-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (2009), Double-A Huntsville Stars (2010-12), Triple-A Nashville Sounds (2013-2014), Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox (2015-2018), and Triple-A San Antonio Missions (2019). Aaron graduated from Western Illinois University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. He served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Wichita State baseball team in 2006 and also served as an intern athletic trainer with the St. Louis Cardinals (2004 & 2005) and the St. Louis Rams (2004). He is certified as an Athletic Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist & Performance Enhancement Specialist (National Academy of Sports Medicine), Fascial Distortion Model (total body), Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner, Functional Range Release (UE), and Level 1 MovNat instructor. Aaron was born in Springfield, Mo., and resides in Maryville, IL with his wife Kathryn and son Wesley.