The San José State Sports Medicine staff was recently named the 2017-18 Mountain West Sports Medicine Staff of the Year.
Scott Shaw was appointed San José State University's Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer in 2008 after serving the university as the associate head athletic trainer for two years.
Shaw has 20 years of athletic training experience at the major college level and three more in the high school ranks. Shaw joined the San Jose State staff after five years as the head athletic trainer at Cal State Northridge (2001-2006). His first college position was as an assistant athletic trainer at Saint Mary's (Calif.) College for nine years (1992-2001).
He has worked as an athletic trainer at a variety of major events. Shaw was the Medical Services Liaison for the 2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Division I Championship San Jose Regional. He also served as an athletic trainer for the 24 Hours of LeMans auto race, the 1994 World Cup, the Golden Gate Fields horse racing track in Albany, Calif., and the World Grand Prix Motorcycle Circuit.
The 1989 graduate of Washington State University majored in physical education with an athletic training emphasis. He earned a master's degree in physical education and recreation from Saint Mary's College in 1995.
Shaw is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and is an examiner for the NATA Board of certification. He is also certified by the American Red Cross in first aid and CPR as an instructor and professional rescuer.
Since 2002, he has served on the board of directors of the California State University Risk Management Authority Athletic Injury Medical Expenses Committee. Shaw is the current vice-chairman.
Shaw participates in curling and hockey away from Spartan Athletics. He has won awards with curling including the 2013 Golden Gate Bonspiel Championship.
He resides in San Jose.