November 23, 1921|
Providence, Rhode Island
|Died||July 8, 2002
Warwick, Rhode Island
|Listed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Listed weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
(Pawtucket, Rhode Island)
|College||Rhode Island (1940–1943)|
|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. In three seasons as a player he averaged 8.6 points and 1.3 assists per game.
In one year as Bryant University's head coach (1963–64), the program's first-ever season, the Bulldogs went 12–11. 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.
BAA career statistics
|GP||Games played||FG%||Field-goal percentage|
|FT%||Free-throw percentage||APG||Assists per game|
|PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Head coaching record
|Bryant Bulldogs (Independent) (1963–1964)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "Earl Shannon stats". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
- "2006–07 Bryant Bulldogs Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Records (pg. 44). Bryant University. 2006. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
- "Earl F. Shannon ('43)". GoRhody.com. University of Rhode Island. Retrieved August 1, 2014.