John Ursone is in his fifth year with Santa Clara in 2015-16. His extensive experience in the athletic training field spans four NCAA Division I programs, including a full season working with the Boston Red Sox's Class-A affiliate, the Greenville Drive. He is the primary contact for baseball and men's and women's golf.
Ursone came to SCU from Middle Tennessee State University where he earned a master's degree in Exercise Science in the spring of 2011 and was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at MTSU, beginning in August of 2009.
Prior to his graduate work in Murfreesboro, Ursone completed clinical rotations at Northeastern University, Harvard University, Eastern Nazarene College and the Buckingham Browne and Nichols School. He received his bachelor's degree in athletic training from Northeastern in the spring of 2009.
During his undergraduate career at Northeastern, Ursone also interned with the Greenville Drive in 2008. Additionally, he assisted athletic trainers as an Athletic Training Co-op Student on two different occasions, first at Clemson University in 2007 and again at the University of Boston- Massachusetts in 2008.
Ursone obtained his National Strength and Conditioning Certification in December of 2013. He is holds American Red Cross CPR/AED Professional Rescuer certification and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association and the California Athletic Trainers’ Association.