LISTEN: Reacting to John Lynch & Kyle Shanahan Presser + Injury Concerns Ahead of Camp →
placeholder image

Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports


49ers’ head of player health and performance heads to NBA

Jun 20, 2024 at 7:30 PM


Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Atlanta Hawks have hired Ben Peterson, the San Francisco 49ers' former head of player health and performance, as their VP of player health and performance.

"Peterson was well-regarded in SF. He oversaw athletic training, functional performance, nutrition and strength & conditioning since 2019," wrote Pelissero.


Below is Peterson's bio from the 49ers' official website.



Ben Peterson is in his fourth season with the 49ers as head of player health & performance, overseeing athletic training, functional performance, nutrition and strength & conditioning. In his role, he manages and orchestrates all available resources to ensure 49ers players are provided the best standard of care, with the goal of maximizing their availability.

He joined the 49ers after spending more than two years as the director of sports science with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. In his role with the Flyers, he helped integrate strength and conditioning, sports medicine, physical therapy and nutrition.

Prior to his time in Philadelphia, Peterson was the director of research and analytics for Catapult, a global category-leader in elite sports technology. At Catapult, he worked with teams in every major professional league around the world, helping them identify and evaluate contextual analytics by measuring training loads and biomarkers to improve the performance outcomes and reduce soft tissue injuries of their athletes.

A native of Plymouth, MN, Peterson received his PhD in applied exercise physiology from the University of Minnesota and his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University. He spent three years as a graduate research assistant at Minnesota, while working as director of performance at P3, which brings a data-driven approach to understanding athlete movement and development for performance optimization.

Peterson and his wife, Michelle, have one son, Beckett, and one daughter, Brinley.

Related News


Enjoy this article? Follow us to never miss more!

Powered by Follow.it


Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News


placeholder image

49ers' Dre Greenlaw named 76th-best player in NFL Top 100 of 2024

By David Bonilla
3 hrs

Dre Greenlaw garnered significant respect across the league with his outstanding performance last season, despite his 2023 campaign concluding with a torn Achilles in the Super Bowl. Before the injury, the San Francisco 49ers linebacker impressed his peers enough to be ranked...


placeholder image

49ers practice and media schedule for Weeks 1 and 2 of training camp

By Site Staff
Jul 22

The San Francisco 49ers will hold six full practices during their first two weeks of training camp. Head coach Kyle Shanahan, general manager John Lynch, defensive coordinator Nick Sorensen, special teams coordinator Brian Schneider, and offensive line/run game coordinator...


placeholder image

Colin Cowherd says 49ers are old, expensive, and won't win the NFC West

By Marc Adams
Jul 20

Will the San Francisco 49ers finally win that elusive sixth Super Bowl championship this season? Time will tell. But while fans of the team are dreaming and hoping for it, there's one host for Fox Sports who believes the 49ers won't even win the NFC West. As far as he's...


placeholder image

Schefter shuts down Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel 49ers trade rumors

By David Bonilla
Jul 22

As the San Francisco 49ers kick off training camp this week, all eyes are on whether disgruntled wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk will show up. Aiyuk, set to earn $14.124 million in 2024, reportedly seeks a long-term extension that would pay him more than twice that amount...


Latest

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone