Athletic Trainer Spotlight - Daniel Shomali, BS, MS, ATC

Dan Shomali grew up in Bourbonnais and attended Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School, upon graduation Dan attended Kankakee Community College and then transferred to Olivet Nazarene University where is attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2011. Dan then furthered his education in Hays Kansas attending Fort Hays State University where he received a Masters in Science in Health and Human Performance in 2013.

Dan began his athletic training career at Bethel College in Kansas, and then it was on to Faulkner University in Alabama and then a stop at Campbellsville University in Kentucky serving as an assistant athletic trainer in these three university settings. Dan diverse experience in these colleges certainly prepared him well to assume the head athletic training duties at Kankakee High School.

The relationships and trust that is built with athletes and coaches is something that Dan truly prides himself on. Dan relishes his duties, the team travel and being part of a team and contributing to its success. Dan’s parents and brother and sister attend many of the games to provide support for the athletes, coaches and Dan passion of athletic training.

When Dan has some down time he enjoys exercising, hiking, archery, movies and spending time with his supportive family.

Dan, welcome home and it’s great to have you serving Kankakee High School as their Athletic Trainer.