JONESBORO, Ark. (7/12/16) – The Arkansas State women's soccer program has announced that Shannon Washington will serve as an assistant coach for the 2016 season.
Washington comes 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.
We are proud to have Shannon as a new member of our coaching staff," A-State soccer coach Brian Dooley said. "Her playing career ranges from a youth national team player to a standout student-athlete. Her experience working in the Big 12 has prepared her for this next stop in her career. She is a high energy and positive person, which is a perfect fit for the program. She is highly organized and motivated to make our program among the best in the Sun Belt."
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 Northwestern 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.
The 2016 A-State soccer season kicks off Aug. 19 when the Red Wolves host Missouri State at the A-State Soccer Complex. Admission to the game is free and live streaming will be available on AStateRedWolves.com.