Paschal High School Athletics

Shannon Brown

Coach Brown is entering her first year as Head Girls Basketball Coach at Paschal.  She brings 27 years of experience coaching basketball with her, most recently at Poteet High School in Mesquite, TX where she served as Varsity assistant and JV coach for the girls’ basketball program and as an assistant for girls’ track.  Prior to Poteet, Coach Brown spent 10 years as the Head Basketball Coach at The Oakridge School in Arlington, TX and 10 years as a college assistant, 8 of which were at the Division I level.  Overall, her successes include qualifying for the playoffs numerous times, 1 undefeated district season, advancing to the Regional Quarterfinal round and receiving several All-District honors including 1 Player of the Year and 1 Offensive Player of the Year while at Poteet. At The Oakridge School, accolades include qualifying for the Southwest Preparatory Conference Division I Championships 4 times, 5 players going on to play collegiate basketball, at least 1 player received All-SPC honors every year and numerous players have received SPC All-North Zone awards. In 10 years as a collegiate women’s basketball coach, Coach Brown was integral in helping her teams achieve 4 Conference Championships and qualify for post season play on 4 occasions. The teams she worked with reached such milestones as first ever conference championships, first ever tournament championships and first ever trips to the postseason.  In addition, she has recruited and coached players who have received in total 28 All-Conference awards, 16 Academic All-Conference honors, 2 All-Region winners, 2 All-American Honorable Mention selections and 1 Academic All-American.  In 2018, Coach Brown was inducted into the University of Texas at Arlington Athletics Hall of Honor with the 2005 women’s basketball team as a member of the coaching staff.

Coach Brown graduated from Hobbs High School in Hobbs, NM and continued her playing career at Adams State University in Alamosa, CO where she earned NAIA District 7 All-Academic team honors.  She later transferred to finish her playing career and education at NCAA Division II New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM.  Brown graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and currently holds State of Texas teaching certificates in Life Science and Physical Education.

When she’s not coaching basketball, Coach Brown enjoys traveling and all things ocean and beach.   She has a goal of visiting as many Caribbean islands as possible and has set foot on 11 so far.  Other hobbies include cooking, spending time with family and doting on her dogs.

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