Brian Ball, 47, begins his 1st year as the White Sox Head Athletic Trainer. He previously spent 18 seasons as the assistant athletic trainer. Prior to joining Chicago, Brian spent 1996- 2000 with the Texas Rangers. Ball graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1995. He then attended graduate school at the University of Memphis. There he served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for football, baseball and Olympic sports. Brian is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA), and the Illinois Athletic Trainer Association (IATA). A current member of the American Red Cross, he is a Professional Rescuers CPR and First Aid instructor. In 2011, he was selected to work as the AL Assistant Athletic Trainer for the All Star game at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Currently an active board member for the Spectrios Institute for Low Vision in Wheaton, IL. Brian serves on the Executive Board for the Professional Base- ball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS). In 2018 the White Sox Athletic Trainers won the Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year; an award voted on all major league athletic trainers and given by PBATS. A native of Belfry, KY, he enjoys fishing, and outdoor activi- ties. Brian lives in Chicago and has two children.