John Shannon has been coaching youth athletics for nearly thirty years. For the past fifteen years, John has served as a volunteer coach for more than 30 community youth athletic hockey and soccer programs in Minnesota. He has served on the boards of various community athletic programs for nearly ten years.
Shannon graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and a master’s degree in Business Administration. In college, John was a member of the varsity tennis team at St. John’s University and the University of Minnesota and then went on to teach tennis professionally for eight years. A member of the United States Professional Tennis Association, he worked with young athletes of all ages and abilities. Shannon was a varsity tennis coach at a Washburn High School in Minneapolis from 1977 to 1979.
At his day job, John continues to be a coach of sorts, serving since 1989 as president and chief executive officer of successful medical device companies in Minneapolis.
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