Shane Cronin

Senior Performance Coach, Student ATHlete

Shane joined Athlete Training and Health in March 2019 as an Assistant Performance Coach and was later promoted to an Applied Performance Coach in the fall. Currently, he is responsible for developing training programs for Student ATHletes as well as overseeing professional development programs for Performance Coaches and Interns. He is also the resident PhD student for Allen via Auckland University of Technology. His research focuses on biomechanical factors related to leg asymmetries and linear sprint performance in athletes.

From 2014 to 2019, he was a master trainer in the corporate fitness realm and designed strength and conditioning programs for clients from ages 12-72. Before his stint as a master trainer, Shane held the capacity of Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at Midwestern State University from 2011-2014 where he was 2nd assistant for football and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for men & women basketball, men & women tennis, and men & women cyclists. Shane was the Strength and Conditioning Internship Coordinator at MSU and heavily involved in Sports Science research co-authoring seven articles with several presented at the NSCA National Conferences. From 2010-2011, Shane interned at Texas Christian University and Arizona State University as a Strength and Conditioning coach.

Shane earned his B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Sioux Falls before completing his M.S. in Exercise Physiology at Midwestern State University, with a research focus in pre-screening modalities related to athletic performance and injury in athletes.
As a former collegiate football athlete, he won back-to-back National Championships for the University of Sioux Falls in 2008 and 2009. They were runners-up in the 2010 National Championship. Shane is a Certified Sport Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting and is Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certified.