John Knaul joined the staff of the Division of Sports Medicine in 2000 after a stint as Assistant Athletic Trainer at Lafayette College. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Elmira College.
Knaul works primarily with men's & women's swimming and lacrosse. He also handles inventory, supply and purchasing for the athletic training facilities. Knaul has also served as an instructor in the SMART (Sideline Management Assessment Response Techniques) Workshop for physicians. He currently serves on the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association annual symposium planning committee as the Exhibit Coordinator. Knaul received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Alfred University in 1997, before garnering his master's in education from Elmira College in 1999.
He is originally from Auburn, in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate N.Y. Knaul resides in Williamsburg with his wife Katie, who is a teacher for Williamsburg-James City County Schools, and their daughters, Finley and Natalie.