Keith Garnett joined the Rapids in 2017. As the former the Men’s Basketball Athletic Trainer at Texas Tech University and before that the Rehabilitation & Performance Coordinator/Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Houston Rockets, he was responsible for daily treatment, care and rehabilitation of players.
Garnett, who assisted the Rockets athletic training staff during the off-season’s while serving as head athletic trainer for the Texas Terror/Houston ThunderBears (AFL) from 1996-99, returned to Houston after a year of working as a certified athletic trainer/rehabilitation specialist at St. John’s Hospital and the HealthTracks Sports Medicine Center through Missouri State University. During the 2005-06 NBA season, Garnett served as assistant athletic trainer/head equipment manager for the Charlotte Bobcats. Prior to joining the Bobcats, Garnett spent eight years as head athletic trainer/assistant professor at Drury University. Garnett’s work experience as an athletic trainer also includes stints with the Springfield-Ozark Mountain Ducks (Texas-Louisiana Baseball League), the Sonoma County Crushers (Western Baseball League), Houston Baptist University and the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL).
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in business communications from the University of Oklahoma in 1988, Garnett moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he worked for American Express, TRS Headquarters as a Statistical Analyst from 1988-92. Garnett went on to earn a master’s degree in physical education/exercise and sports science from Central Missouri State University in 1994. Garnett (MS, ATC, LAT, NASM-PES, CES) is a member of several prestigious groups, including the National Athletic Trainers Association, the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the National Society of Black Athletic Trainers and serves as Chair of the NATA’s Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee.
A native of Denver, Colorado, Garnett and his wife, Karen, have two children, Kelsey and Kalen.
A native of Long Beach, California, Sean O’Neill is entering his first year as an athletic trainer with the Colorado Rapids. His responsibilities include assisting the head athletic trainer with injury prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation as well as documentation and inventory management. He also works directly with the athletes in the Rapids development academy.
Sean earned a Master’s degree in Athletic Training from Michigan State University in 2017 while working with the MSU Men’s Soccer and Football teams. During his time at MSU, he gained proficiency with various manual therapies, including muscle energy and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques.
Sean graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and completed his BOC certification shortly after. While at CSULB, he interned with UCLA Football, LBSU Men’s Volleyball, Golden West College athletics, and the Long Beach Bombers Junior A hockey team. He is level 1 Smart Tools certified, works as a Certified Red Cross CPR/AED & First Aid Instructor, and is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. In his free time, Sean enjoys playing volleyball, weight lifting, hiking, and traveling.