|Previous College:||Holy Cross '06|
Shannon Bush begins her fourth season as a member of the Pioneer coaching staff, her third as a full-time assistant. Bush joined Coach Swanson's staff in 2006-07 as a graduate assistant coach and was promoted to a full-time assistant in the offseason. She is responsible for coaching the post positions, scheduling, recruiting, assisting with film exchange, team academic monitoring along with game planning, scouting and on-court assistance. During the summer, Bush is the Assistant Director of the Sacred Heart University NIKE Summer basketball camps. During her first two seasons with the Pioneers, Bush assisted with coaching the guard positions and has aided in the development of current backcourt players in Alisa Apo, last season's NEC Rookie of the Year, Stephanie Ryan, an All-NEC pick last year, and point guard Maggie Cosgrove. This season she will make the transition to working with the Pioneer's post position players including returning all-conference center Kaitlin Sowinski. Bush, a Doylestown, Pennsylvania native, had a stellar playing career for the College of Holy Cross, playing for the Crusaders from 2002 through 2006. She captained the team her senior season leading the squad to two Patriot League Championships and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. A Patriot League All-Rookie Team guard her freshman year, Bush finished her four-year career playing in 111 games. She totaled 706 points, 253 rebounds and 226 assists in her career. She finished the 2005-06 season second on the team in assists (85 assists), third on the team in points (310 points), points per game (10.3ppg) and steals (44 steals) and fourth on the team in rebounds (116 rebounds) and rebounds per game (3.9 rpg). Bush led the team in three-point field goals (40 made three-point field goals). She finished her senior season ranked in the Patriot League Top 15 in four different categories, including scoring (15th), assists (8th), steals (10th) and three-point field goals made (9th). Bush graduated in 2006 with a degree in history. She earned a Master's in Arts and Teaching (MAT) from Sacred Heart last year.