Shanele Stires

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Shanele Marie Stires (born (1972-05-21)May 21, 1972) is an American retired professional women's basketball player. She is an assistant coach with the University of San Francisco Dons.

Stires attended Cloud County Community College during her freshman year before transferring to Kansas State University, where she graduated in 1995 with a B.S. degree in Social Science.

She started her American professional career playing for the Columbus Quest in the now-defunct American Basketball League (ABL). After the ABL ceased operations, she joined the Women's National Basketball Association and played for the Minnesota Lynx for three seasons.

After her playing career she served three years as an assistant coach for the women's basketball team at Ohio University. In August 2006, she was named as an assistant coach at University of San Francisco.

Stires is also currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Coaching Education from Ohio University.

Her brother, Sean Stires, is a former play-by-play radio announcer for the University of Notre Dame's baseball and women's basketball teams.

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