A native of Mishima, Japan, Ishii joined Sporting Kansas City in May 2008. He served as the Head Athletic Trainer for past 3 seasons.
Ishii earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and Movement Science from Texas Christian University (TCU) and Master of Science in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania. While Ishii was in TCU, he experienced various sports medicine settings, including internships at Ben Hogan Sports Therapy Institute, Fort Worth Flyers (NBA-D), Dallas Cowboys (NFL), and Kansas City Wizards (MLS).
Ishii is Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) athletic trainer from Postural Restoration Institute, and has passion in the integrated approach of manual therapy and movement training for injury prevention and performance enhancement in soccer. He also envisions to popularize athletic training in youth sports to support young athletes in Japan. Ishii and his wife Tomoyo reside in Overland Park, KS, with their two children, Ryotaro and Momoka.
Jacob Brownback MS, ATC/L
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Sporting KC- 4 years (2013-present)
Seasonal Internship with Sporting KC in 2012
University of Kansas (BS)
Pinnacle Career Institute (MT)
Emporia State University (MS)