Thursday, June 16, 2022

Shannon Shockley named head boys basketball coach at Clinton Middle School

The Clinton School District is excited to announce that Shannon Shockley will be joining the Clinton School District’s coaching staff as the head boys basketball coach at Clinton Middle School.

Coach Shockley, a 1997 graduate of Clinton High School, has been a committed employee of the City of Clinton Parks and Recreation Department for the past 22 years. For the past twelve years, he has served as the department’s Program Coordinator and has been instrumental in building the foundation for youth sports in our area. 

Shannon has been fortunate enough to coach both his children and many others in numerous sports throughout their childhood, including the Clinton Lady Hoopers from 2011-2019. Coach Shockley recently coached the Clinton Nets 5th and 6th grade boys basketball team, which finished their season with a 16-1 record. Shannon has been a MSHSAA-certified basketball referee for 12 years and brings with him, not only wisdom and knowledge but also, his love and passion for a game he has played or been a part of his entire life.

During his years as a CHS Cardinal, Shannon was awarded many distinctions with the basketball team. He was awarded All-Conference (3x), All-District (3x), All-Area Player of the Year (2x), and 1st Team All-State (2x) honors, and continued his athletic career at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.

Coach Shockley and his wife, Jamie (a 2000 CHS graduate), reside in Clinton with their two children, Kasyn (10), a 6th grader at Clinton Middle School, and Jazmyn (16), a senior at Clinton High School.

Coach Shockley says, “I am grateful for the opportunity to put back into the schools where it all started for me. One of my mentors, Coach Sawyer once told me, ‘tradition starts with me’. That simple statement has stuck with me all these years and that’s what I hope to achieve!”

Activities Director, Alex Johnson is looking forward to welcoming Coach Shockley back to the Cardinal family. “Shannon is someone who is Clinton through and through. 

When we talk about changing culture and getting the entire community to buy in to being ‘All In’, Shannon is someone who is already exemplifying this characteristic by pouring into our youth programs. Again, this hire is just another example of the forward progress we are making. Welcome to the team, Shannon!”

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