Lions head trainer Kevin Bastin leaving team, Dave Granito taking over

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The Detroit Lions will have a new head trainer for the 2019 season.

The team announced on Thursday that head trainer Kevin Bastin in leaving the team to pursue opportunities outside of football.

“For five seasons, Kevin Bastin has been an invaluable asset to the Detroit Lions organization,” G.M. Bob Quinn said in a statement. “His more than 30 years of athletic training experience, combined with his unwavering commitment to the health and safety of our players, made him an integral part of our football operation day in and day out. The professionalism with which he led our athletic training staff is a testament to his high character. We fully support Kevin’s decision to pursue opportunities outside of the NFL and thank him for his countless contributions to our team.”

Bastin has spent 25 years in the NFL as a trainer with the Lions, Washington Redskins and Houston Texans.

The Lions have hired Dave Granito from the University of Michigan to take over following Bastin’s departure. Granito has been the Director of Athletic Training for the Michigan football team the last three seasons where he developed a relationship with Lions team doctor Asheesh Bedi. He’s previously spent time in the NFL with the New England Patriots and New York Giants.

5 responses to “Lions head trainer Kevin Bastin leaving team, Dave Granito taking over

  1. They are kicking off the plan to bring in Jim Harbaugh’s preferred staff so that once he wins a National Title at Michigan, he will be able to make the jump back to the NFL with the Lions with ease.

  2. They are kicking off the plan to bring in Jim Harbaugh’s preferred staff so that once he wins a National Title at Michigan, he will be able to make the jump back to the NFL with the Lions with ease.
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    Can’t beat our Rival but he’s going to get us a Championship? Ha.

  3. Lions are a really solid team. I think they will take the division.

  4. Best to you Kevin, Had the pleasure of working with Kevin in the past and he is pure Classact!! Cheers to you and your family!!!

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