Ned Shannon earned a bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University-Purdue University and a master’s degree at Butler University. While completing his education, he began his professional career as an assistant athletic trainer at Butler. In 1993, Ned became the Curriculum Coordinator for the University of Indianapolis where he was in charge of the undergraduate athletic training program. Ned also became the Head Athletic Trainer, a role that he has served for over 18 years along with being a clinical instructor. He has volunteered to serve for many athletic events including the USA Track and Field Championships, World Police and Fire Games, Olympic Track and Field Trials and the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. Ned has served as IATA College Representative for seven years and as President (2004 – 2006). Ned served as NATA BOC examiner for almost 15 years. He has also been a guest speaker at many Indianapolis community events promoting the profession of athletic training.