Earl Shannon

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Earl Shannon
Personal information
Born (1921-11-23)November 23, 1921
Providence, Rhode Island
Died July 8, 2002(2002-07-08) (aged 80)
Warwick, Rhode Island
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Pawtucket
(Pawtucket, Rhode Island)
College Rhode Island (1940–1943)
Playing career 1946–1953
Position Guard
Number 12, 5
Career history
As player:
19461949 Providence Steamrollers
1949 Boston Celtics
1952–1953 Pawtucket Slaters
As coach:
1953–1954 Providence (assistant)
1963–1964 Bryant
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Earl F. Shannon (November 23, 1921 – July 8, 2002) was an American professional basketball player and college coach. He played for the Providence Steamrollers of the Basketball Association of America for three seasons, before being released by the team in 1949 and signing with the Boston Celtics.[1] In three seasons as a player he averaged 8.6 points and 1.3 assists per game.[1]

In one year as Bryant University's head coach (1963–64), the program's first-ever season, the Bulldogs went 12–11.[2] In other coaching roles he served as the University of Rhode Island's freshman basketball coach and an assistant on Providence College's varsity men's basketball squad.[3]

Shannon was also an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.[3]

BAA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played  FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage  APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946–47 Providence 57 .339 .566 1.5 12.1
1947–48 Providence 45 .262 .634 1.1 8.0
1948–49 Providence 27 .276 .704 1.5 3.8
1948–49 Boston 5 .182 .250 .8 1.0
Career 134 .305 .598 1.3 8.6

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Bryant Bulldogs (Independent) (1963–1964)
1963–64 Bryant 12–11
Total: 12–11

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Earl Shannon stats". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2006–07 Bryant Bulldogs Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Records (pg. 44). Bryant University. 2006. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Earl F. Shannon ('43)". GoRhody.com. University of Rhode Island. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 

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