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Paul Lessard
Paul Lessard

Director of Athletic Training

Washington Nationals

Paul Lessard, 53, was hired in November ’15 to be the Director of Athletic Training. He held the Head Athletic Trainer position with Cincinnati Reds (2010-15), Boston Red Sox (2005-09), and the Arizona Diamondbacks (1997-2005). He has an extensive background in collegiate sports, as well as professional sports. He was the Head Athletic Trainer at Holy Cross (1994-97) and Senior Athletic Trainer at Boston University (1988-94). Paul served as a Summer Intern Athletic Trainer for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons in 1985 & ’86, followed by 2 seasons with the New York Yankees affiliate in Fort Lauderdale, FL (1987 & ’88). A native of Stamford, CT, Lessard received an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Northeastern University. He is a member of NATA, the OATA and ATOM. Lessard’s hobbies include golf and motorcycling. Paul and his wife Lisa have 3 daughters, Anne, Grace and Nicole.



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