Billy Shannon will enter his fourth season at the helm of the men's soccer program at Maine Maritime, after leading the Mariners to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) playoffs in his first three seasons, including a top seed and 2018 Regular Season Title. In 2018 four Mariners garnered First Team All-NAC honors, including the NAC Player of the Year and NAC Defensive Player of the Year. In addition, Coach Shannon was also selected by his peers as the NAC Coach of the Year.
Shannon has coached multiple All-Conference Players, a Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Conference Player of the Year, two High School All-Americans and a CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-District.
Prior to Maine Maritime Academy, Shannon served as the Assistant Men's Coach at his Alma Mater, Husson University where he was team captain and an All-Conference Player and then went on to coach the Boys Varsity Soccer team at Bangor High School. In addition to his high school and collegiate experience, Shannon served as Director of Coaching and Club Director at Seacoast United Maine North, formerly Blackbear United.
Coach Shannon brings over 10 years of coaching experience and the passion of teaching and working with young players to every camp and training session he directs. He holds his National "C" License from the United States Soccer Federation and his "Premier" diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. He is a member of the United Soccer Coaches and has earned degrees in Physical Education & Business Administration from Husson University and a Master of Sports Leadership from Northeastern University.
He and his wife Martha reside in Hampden, with their four year old daughter Nora.