Ron Shinault

Director of Performance


Ron Shinault joined the San Jose Earthquakes in 2015 as the head athletic trainer. Ahead of the 2018 season he was promoted to director of performance, overseeing the medical and strength and conditioning staff of the First Team, USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC and the Quakes Academy.

He came to San Jose with 15 years of experience from the collegiate and professional levels, most recently as the Director of Sports Medicine for the University of San Francisco from 2008-2015. While working in this position, Ron worked with the Men’s Soccer Team, served as the Head Athletic Trainer of the USL-1 California Victory professional soccer franchise and served on the athletic training staff of the US Soccer U-15 National Team.

In addition to working with the USF Dons Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs during his tenure at USF, Ron oversaw the 15 Division I sports and the expanison of the staff from to include seven Certified Athletic Trainers for 240 student-athletes. Prior to this position, he interned with with the New England Patriots(2000), worked as a  Athletic Trainer for the Football team at Florida State University(2002-04), the Men’s Basketball program at the University of Georgia(2004-06), and at USF(2006-08) in an Assistant Athletic Trainer role before being promoted to the Director of Sports Medicine position.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Ron is 2001 graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science and received his Master's in Sports Management from Florida State in 2003.  He is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and member of the National Association of Athletes Trainers (NATA) as well as serving as the president of the Professional Soccer Athletic Trainers' Society. Shinault is also a mentor for the Ethnic Diversity Advisory Council. In his spare time he enjoys adventure travel and cycling.