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Shannon Washington
Position: Assistant Coach
Experience: 2 Years
Phone: (870) 972-8193
Email: slocke@astate.edu
Shannon Washington Bio
Courtesy: ArkansasState
Release: 07/12/2016

Shannon Washington enters her second year as an assistant coach. 

In her first season, Washington helped the Red Wolves return to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament for the first time since the 2013 season. She was also instrumental in the development of Second-Team All-Sun Belt Conference goalkeeper Kelsey Ponder, who finished top-5 in the nation in saves, save percentage and ranked in the top-5 in the Sun Belt in goals against average.

She also worked closely with Taylor Schneider, who became A-State's first student-athlete to win an individual postseason award when the Sun Belt Conference named her the Newcomer of the Year. She led the team in goals and finished second in assists, while also collection three-game winning goals, a mark that ranked in the top-25 nationally.

Washington came to A-State from Kansas University where she served as the Director of Operations for the Jayhawks' women's soccer program. During her one season in Lawrence, the Jayhawks collected 10 victories and advanced to the finals of the Big 12 Championship Tournament.

In addition to her duties on the field, Washington also organized scout reports, travel itineraries, meals, videos and highlights, recorded game stats, team stats, team camps and served as the main liaison with alumni.

Prior to her time at Kansas, she had a two-year stint as the strength and conditioning coach for the Northeastern State women's soccer program. During that time, she also earned her master's degree in Human and Health Performance.

Washington was a four-year letterwinner for the Tulsa Hurricane from 2006-09. During her four years in Tulsa she tallied five goals, six assists and had a role in 12 shutouts. She was also the captain of the squad in both her junior and senior years.
 
She graduated from Tulsa in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science.

A native of Vancouver, Canada, Washington also enjoyed a highly successful club and Olympic Development career. In 2006, she started 21 of 24 games for the women's premier team in Canada, where she recorded 12 goals and 10 assists and helped her squad to regional and league titles.
 
She saw time with the Canadian Youth National Team in three-consecutive years. She also competed oversees in Spain, Denmark and Sweden where she helped her various teams win gold titles in all three countries.

She and her husband, Travis, reside in Jonesboro. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with family, outdoor activities, traveling and serving the church. 

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