Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. - Eastern Illinois University M.A. in Adult Education - University of Phoenix
Mr. Shannon Coppell
Hi! I'm excited to be returning to the Golden Eagle family for a third year! My wife and I relocated to Athens from Queen Creek, Arizona and love this area! Originally from Danville, Illinois, I'm happy to be closer to my family in the midwest. We have two daughters; Allie lives in Tucson, Arizona and Courtney lives in Memphis, Tennessee. This past April, our granddaughter, Ryan turned 2.
I attended Eastern Illinois University on an Athletic Scholarship for Baseball and graduated in 1990. After being selected in the 15th round of the 1988 MLB Draft, I played two years in the SF Giants organization. I began my teaching career and have been coaching sports including baseball, football, wrestling and girls' softball since the fall of 1990. In 2006, I earned my Master's Degree from the University of Phoenix in Adult Education.
I am excited to be a part of the Athens High School Varsity Baseball Coaching Staff. When I'm not teaching or coaching, you might find me exploring the awesome local lakes chasing bass.