Shannon Singletary, DPT, ATC, CSCS, currently serves as Senior Associate Athletics Director of Health and Sports Performance. Singletary first joined the Ole Miss athletics department staff as Associate Athletics Director of Sports Medicine on March 15, 2004 before being promoted to his current position.
Responsible for the administration of the Health & Sports Performance program for Ole Miss Athletics, Singletary's duties include ensuring the provision of education, preventative measures, the highest level strength training, treatment, and rehabilitation of both emotional and physical needs of our student athletes. He also serves as the liaison between the medical community and Ole Miss Athletics.
Singletary earned his B.S. degree in Exercise Science from Ole Miss in 1995 as he completed his Athletic Training certification prerequisites. He received his B.S. in Physical Therapy from the School of Health Related Professions at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1997. He completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in August of 2005.
Singletary holds a license in Physical Therapy as well as Athletic Training from the Mississippi State Board of Health. He is also certified by the National Athletic Training Association and has a Specialist Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
From 1997 to 2003, Singletary served as a staff physical therapist and supervisor of sports medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. As Supervisor of Sports Medicine, he coordinated and supervised the Sports Medicine Service for the Medical Center, utilizing a staff of four staff athletic trainers, seven part-time athletic trainers, UMC physicians, and orthopedic residents. Singletary directed rehabilitation of outpatient orthopedic patients including athletes, work related injuries, and geriatric patients, and also played a major role in developing rehabilitation protocols for sports orthopedic surgeons at UMC.
From July of 2003 until his return to Ole Miss, Singletary was Director of Rehabilitation and Lead Physical Therapist for Nissan North America-Canton, Miss.
He is a past treasurer and board member of the Mississippi Physical Therapy Association, and has conducted numerous professional presentations as well as being published in the Journal of Hand Therapy on two occasions.
In 2011, Singletary was appointed by the Governor of Mississippi to the Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy. He currently serves as Chairman of that board.
Singletary is married to the former Molly Simpson of Kosciusko, Miss. They have three children, Shelby, Matthew, and Jane Anne.