Athletic Training

Cate employs the services of board certified athletic trainers to work in conjunction with the Health Center’s staff in an effort to enhance the safety of Cate student-athletes. The athletic training staff is responsible for the day-to-day evaluation and care of athletic injuries and assist in the coordination of appropriate medical care when necessary.

Our top priority is the health and safety of Cate School student-athletes. We provide the highest quality sports medicine care to each student-athlete to allow them to participate as quickly and as safely as possible. We practice within all state and national laws including the policies of the Board of Certification, Inc, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the National Federation of High Schools Association and the California Interscholastic Federation. We do our best to be accessible to every team, athlete, and coach and will maintain the athletic training center with proper equipment and supplies to provide the best care for athletic injuries. We maintain a safe environment for athletics by ensuring venue maintenance, maintaining current education, and communicating when there is potential for inclement weather. We use current, evidence-based practices to provide effective treatments and rehabilitation and conditioning techniques to meet the needs and goals of our program. We provide a safe and welcoming environment in the athletic training center for every student.

Desgrosillier Shannon

Shannon Drew
MS, ATC Head Athletic Trainer

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Shannon joined Cate School in 2011 as the Head Athletic Trainer. She earned her Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from Seton Hall University in 2010 and completed clinical rotations in a number of settings including private and public high school and minor league baseball. Shannon’s two-year group research project was selected to present at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association annual meeting in 2010. More recently, she was chosen for a volunteer rotation with the US Olympic Committee in Chula Vista, CA and worked with athletes from Men’s Field Hockey, BMX and Paralympic Track and Field. She completed the EXOS Performance Therapy Mentorship and is regularly pursuing a number of continuing education opportunities.
Shannon lives on campus with her husband, Matthew, who works in the Athletics Department, their son, Easton, and their Border Collie, Kit.