Head Athletic Trainer
Roseburg, OR native Dan Wright, 53, is entering his fifth year as the Head Athletic Training for the Milwaukee Brewers after serving for 10 years as the assistant. He began his career as a minor league athletic trainer with the Kansas City Royals from 1985 to 1989. The next year in 1990 he was named Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Cincinnati Reds. As Larry Starr’s assistant, he was part of the 1991 MLB “Training Staff of the Year” awarded by PBATS. Wright was also part of the Brewer’s medical staff that received the 2005 Dick Martin Award, 2014 Martin-Monahan Award and served as member of the National league medical staff for the 2011 Major League All-Star Game. From 1992 to 1994 Wright served as the head athletic trainer for the San Francisco Giants minor league Department. He also represented the Giants as an athletic trainer for the 1993 Fall League. In 1996 Wright co-founded FitLife Health Systems, an athletic trainer-owned conditioning and sports medicine clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. An active member of the Arizona Athletic Trainer’s Association, he has served on the board of directors and various committees. In 2000, Wright was named “Arizona Athletic Trainer of the Year” by the AZATA. Later, he was appointed by Governor Jane Hull to sit on the first Arizona Board of Athletic Training Licensure. A certified member of the NATA, Wright also is certified by the NSCA as strength and conditioning specialist. He completed his first marathon in 2008 and has many outdoor hobbies include hiking, fishing, target shooting and scuba diving. Wright lives in Tempe, AZ, and has two children, Emma and Robbie.