Shannon St. George, who has been coaching collegiate soccer for seven years, enters her fourth season in the Pirate program as an assistant coach.
As an assistant, her primary duties include full-time, day-to-day coaching duties, handling recruiting tasks and monitoring student-athletes' academics. Under her direction, the 2005 Pirates were awarded the NSCAA Team Academic Award in the fall and achieved a spring semester GPA of 3.55.
A native of Newtown, Pa., St. George served as a graduate assistant coach at Marshall from 2003-05, where she assisted in all facets of the program. In her two seasons with the Herd, she had direct involvement in coaching Ashleigh Woods, a 2003 First-Team All-Mid American Conference selection, as well as 2004 All-MAC Freshman Team honoree Kassie Hollman.
A 2001 graduate of N.C. Wesleyan with a B.A. in English, St. George completed her master's degree in journalism and mass communications from Marshall in May of 2005.
St. George was a four-year starter, four-time Dixie Conference First Team selection and Scholar Athlete, three-time regional All-American and three-time captain for the Bishops. She guided N.C. Wesleyan to three NCAA Tournament appearances (1999-2001), four Dixie Conference titles, one tournament championship (2001) and the 1999 NCAA Southeast Regional Championship and subsequent Elite Eight appearance. As a freshman (1998), she was named Dixie Conference Rookie-of-the-Year under the direction of Rob Donnenwirth.
Prior to working at Marshall, St. George served one year (2002-03) as an assistant coach at her alma mater. She has also spent time coaching youth soccer with the West Virginia Rowdies (U-13 and U-11), Rocky Mount Raiders (U-12) and the U-10 boys team in Greenville. She has also been active in clinics around the Pitt-Greenville area.