The Buffalo Bills today announced promotions within the team's athletic training staff for Bud Carpenter, Shone Gipson and Chris Fischetti. All three training staff members, in addition to athletic trainer Greg McMillen, were members of the staff that was selected as the 2014 National Football League Athletic Training Staff of the Year and the 2007 National Football League Athletic Training Staff of the Year.
Bud Carpenter has been promoted to Director of Athletic Training Operations. Carpenter is entering his 32nd season with the Bills and served the past 21 years as the team's head athletic trainer. He was recently selected to the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. Carpenter, who originally joined the team in 1985, attended St. Bonaventure and SUNY Fredonia.
Shone Gipson has been promoted to Head Athletic Trainer. Gipson is entering his 13th season with the Bills after joining the team full-time in 2004. Gipson also worked with the team as a seasonal assistant athletic trainer during the 2002 season and is a graduate of the University of Houston.
Chris Fischetti has been promoted to Head of Rehabilitation & Injury Management Services. Fischetti is entering his 15th year with the Bills after joining the team full-time in 2002. Fischetti also worked with the team during the 1997 season throughout training camp in addition to gamedays and is a graduate of Penn State and New York University.