Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Earl Shannon

Earl F. Shannon


Born:
November 23, 1921
Providence, RI

Died:
July 8, 2002
Warwick, RI


Career
1936-37 Pawtucket High School (High School)
1937-38 Pawtucket High School (High School)
1938-39 Pawtucket High School (High School)
1939-40 University of Rhode Island (College) Freshmen
1940-41 University of Rhode Island (College)
1941-42 University of Rhode Island (College)
1942-43 University of Rhode Island (College)
1946-47 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1947-48 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1948-49 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1948-49 Boston Celtics (BAA)
1952-53 Providence (APBL)
University of Rhode Island (College) Head coach - freshmen team
University of Rhode Island (College) Head coach - freshmen team
University of Rhode Island (College) Head coach - freshmen team
University of Rhode Island (College) Head coach - freshmen team
University of Rhode Island (College) Head coach - freshmen team
University of Rhode Island (College) Head coach - freshmen team
University of Rhode Island (College) Head coach - freshmen team
Providence College (College) Assistant coach
1963-64 Bryant College (College) Head coach

Born in Providence to Tom and Madeline Shannon, Earl attended Pawtucket High School and later URI. After graduation, Earl entered the U.S. Army where he served in the Air Corps in the European Theater of World War 2. He returned home to play basketball professionally for Providence an Boston before rejoining the military for the Korean War. He served as an assistant coach as well as a head coach for URI, Providence and Bryant, as well as working for the FBI, a fraud and arson investigator, head of security at URI, and as a fire marshal for Rhode Island.

In July of 2002, Shannon suffered a heart attack while golfing and died a short time later.

He was married to Susan Jackson and they had three daughters.



Source:
Rhode Island Athletics
Newport Mercury, November 21, 1952
Warwick Online Obituary

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/s/shannea01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=shannea01

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