The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have named Jon Ishop Head Trainer. Ishop will oversee the health care, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, and daily training room operations, as well as travel logistics for the team.

Ishop joins the Hornets after eight seasons with the Houston Texans as an assistant athletic trainer. A certified athletic trainer, Ishop is also an NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, Graston Technique Certified, and is a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Ishop received his bachelor of science degree in kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin in 1998 and his master’s degree in sports administration from the University of Houston in 2001.