Ron Shinault joined the Earthquakes ahead of the 2015 season bringing 14 years of experience in 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 a mentor for the Ethnic Diversity Advisory Council. In his spare time he enjoys adventure travel and cycling.
Derek Lawrance has served the Earthquakes as the assistant athletic trainer since January 2013. Prior to joining the Quakes, he spent five years working professionally in athletic training, including a stint with Chivas USA.
Lawrance began his career with an internship at D.C. United before accepting a position as assistant athletic trainer at Elon University in North Carolina. He worked with the school’s men’s soccer and softball from 2008-11, eventually moving back to Major League Soccer with a position as the assistant athletic trainer for Chivas USA in 2012.
Prior to his professional experience, Lawrance graduated with a degree in athletic training from James Madison University in 2006. He went on to complete his master’s in exercise science at Georgia Southern University in 2008. Lawrance was also a collegiate soccer player at Emory and Henry College from 2001-03.
Baker Cronin enters his third season with the Earthquakes as the assistant athletic trainer after joining the club ahead of the 2016 season.
Cronin earned his Master of Science in Neuromechanics from Oregon State University in 2015 and joined the Earthquakes from Cal where he worked with the men’s soccer and track and field programs. Cronin has worked at the collegiate level with cross country, track and field, ice hockey, wrestling and men’s soccer.
He earned his undergraduate degree in athletic training from the University of Michigan in 2013.