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Shannon Washington enters her first year as an assistant coach.

Washington comes from Kansas University where she served as the Director of Operations for the Jayhawks’ women’s soccer program. During her one season in Lawrence, the Jayhawks collected 10 victories and advanced to the finals of the Big 12 Championship Tournament.

In addition to her duties on the field, Washington also organized scout reports, travel itineraries, meals, videos and highlights, recorded game stats, team stats, team camps and served as the main liaison with alumni.

Prior to her time at Kansas, she had a two-year stint as the strength and conditioning coach for the Northeastern State women’s soccer program. During that time, she also earned her master’s degree in Human and Health Performance.

Washington was a four-year letterwinner for the Tulsa Hurricane from 2006-09. During her four years in Tulsa she tallied five goals, six assists and had a role in 12 shutouts. She was also the captain of the squad in both her junior and senior years.

She graduated from Tulsa in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.

A native of Vancouver, Canada, Washington also enjoyed a highly successful club and Olympic Development career. In 2006, she started 21 of 24 games for the women’s premier team in Canada, where she recorded 12 goals and 10 assists and helped her squad to regional and league titles.

She saw time with the Canadian Youth National Team in three-consecutive years. She also competed oversees in Spain, Denmark and Sweden where she helped her various teams win gold titles in all three countries.

She and her husband, Travis, reside in Jonesboro. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with family, outdoor activities, traveling and serving the church.