College - Texas

Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer

Jon Ishop begins his fourth season with the Pelicans as the director of sports medicine/head athletic trainer after eight seasons with the Houston Texans as an assistant athletic trainer. Ishop oversees the health care, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, and daily training room operations. He will also oversee travel logistics for the fourth season. A certified athletic trainer, Ishop is also an NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, Graston Technique Certified, kinesiotape practitioner and is a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Ishop received his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin in 1998 and his master’s degree in sports administration from the University of Houston in 2001. Last offseason, Ishop traveled to South Africa as a part of the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program.