NSU Announces Staffing Updates to Athletic Training Lineup

ABERDEEN, SD (NSUWolves.com) – Northern State University Director of Athletics Nate Davis has officially announced staffing updates with the Wolves Athletic Training staff in partnership with Sanford Health. Shannon Curtin has moved into the role of Head Athletic Trainer and the department welcomed the additions of Assistant Athletic Trainers Dalton Foley and Jordan Shangreaux.

“I am happy to announce the movements and additions with our athletic training staff, who are vital components of the student-athlete experience”, noted Davis. “Shannon has a vision for our sports medicine team that will put our student-athlete wellness; physically, emotionally, and mentally, as a top priority. I am also excited to welcome back Dalton and bring Jordan into the fold here at NSU.”

“We pride ourselves in providing high-quality sports medicine, and that starts with a high-quality team,” said Nicole Sumner, director of Ancillary Services at Sanford Aberdeen. “We are thrilled to provide these talented athletic trainers to continue keeping NSU athletes safe and playing the sports they love.”

Curtin begins her tenth academic year as a member of the athletic training staff, moving into her first season as the department’s head. In addition to her management duties, Curtin will cover the volleyball, women’s basketball, and track and field teams.

Curtin opened her career in athletic training as a graduate assistant at St. Cloud State. She worked primarily with the volleyball team as an ATC.

She holds certifications in blood flow restriction, Rock Blade IASTM, and CPR and first aid.

A May 2013 graduate of St Cloud State University, Shannon completed her Masters in Special Studies-Sport Psychology. She received her bachelors from the University of North Dakota in 2011 and majored in athletic training with a minor in psychology and health education.


Foley returns to Northern State following his work as a graduate assistant in the department. In his new role, Foley will serve the wrestling and football teams as an assistant athletic training.

As a graduate assistant, he provided coverage to the wrestling team and football team evaluating injuries and constructing rehab programs based on each specific athlete’s needs. In addition, Foley was the host athletic trainer for the 2021 NCAA Super Region V Wrestling Tournament.

Foley opened his athletic training career as a student at St. Cloud State where he worked with the women’s hockey, women’s soccer, baseball, football, and wrestling programs.

He received his bachelors from St. Cloud State University in Athletic Training and masters from Northern State University in Sports Administration and Leadership.


Shangreaux joins the Northern State staff following six years of Athletic Training coverage with Aberdeen Central High School. He opened his career as a graduate assistant at the University of South Dakota. With the Coyotes, Shangreaux worked with the track and field, volleyball, and football programs.

He received his bachelors in Athletic Training from South Dakota State University and masters in Kinesiology and Sport Science from the University of South Dakota. Jordan resides in Aberdeen with his wife, Madison and dog, Loki. They will be welcoming their first child in September.