Personal:

Shannon was born in Watertown, NY and grew up in Gouverneur, NY. He has been married to his beautiful wife Stacey for eighteen years and they have three wonderful children. Their son Tyler who is fourteen years old, plays on the SDA 2003 Boys Nike team. Ryan, their eleven year old daughter plays on the 2006 SDA girls team. Then there is their eight year old son Tate who plays on the SDA futures and 08/09 boys team. He lives in Central Square where he loves watching his kids grow up. He enjoys golfing and fishing in his free time, which he really has none of. His real passion is coaching, where he loves to try to bring the best out of each of his players regardless of their skill level.

Professional:

Shannon currently owns his own Construcion Company, which he started in 2004. He also manages several rental properties.

Education:

Shannon graduated from Gouvernuer High School and then went to Suny Canton for two years before transferring to Suny Cortland where he finished his education.

Playing Experience:

Shannon has been playing sports since he could walk. He won a Section 10 Championship in basketball and soccer in his senior year of high school. Shannon was also voted to the first team in his section that season. During that season he was voted the Most Valuable Player for the entire conference. Shannon played baseball as well, where he was the starting catcher for his varsity baseball team. He then went on to play college soccer and basketball for Canton College.  

Coaching Experience:

SDA 2003 B-2018

SDA 2006 G-2018

United Soccer Alliance 2015-2017

Syracuse Soccer Academy 2011-2015

Central Square Soccer Academy 2009-2011

Cicero Youth Soccer 2008-2011

 

Coaching License:

United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National D License.

USSF National Youth License.

Testimonials:

Coach Shannon personally helped me improve the technical aspects of my game tremendously. I went from being just the average girl to the girl who dances with the ball. His passion for the game was infectious. I gained a whole new level of passion for soccer from coach. He constantly challenged me, encouraging me to show team leadership. I was pushed out of my comfort zone excelling me to that next level of play, and I never experienced that with any other coach. Off the field, Coach was lighthearted and genuinely cared for his players. Many coaches impacted my soccer and life, but coach Shannon raised my game to a leadership level that earned my full athletic scholarship. Thanks coach for everything you have done and allowed me to become! -Selena Beller

SYRACUSE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

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