Shannon Kirwan Director of Girls Player Development
email: phone: 781-424-0233
Shannon Kirwan joins the Bobcats with four years of coaching experience. Kirwan spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Suffolk University, where she coached alongside Caitlin Burfoot. During this time, she helped lead the Rams to a program best 20-9 record in her first season. The Rams also reached the GNAC Championship that season. Following Suffolk, Kirwan moved on to Lesley University for one season as the first assistant, where she helped lead Lesley to the NECC conference championship title. While at Suffolk and Lesley, Shannon was also in charge of the strength and conditioning programs.
A 2007 graduate from Bentley University, Kirwan earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management while playing four years of scholarship basketball under Hall of Fame Head Coach Barbara Stevens. During her playing career, Kirwan eclipsed the 1,000 point mark as well as compiled over 500 assists. Only 7 other players have accomplished this feat in Bentley women’s basketball history. Kirwan’s record for most minutes played by either a male or female (3,838) at Bentley was just broken this past season by another Bentley women's point guard. Kirwan’s career numbers also rank her in the top 10 in seven other statistical categories. She led the Falcons to three NCAA Division II tournament berths during her career; including two Regional Championship games in 2005 and 2007. Shannon was also named to the Third Team All-Conference during both her junior and senior year.
Prior to her collegiate playing days, Kirwan was a Boston Globe Super Team and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Super Team performer at Melrose High School. Shannon earned Two-Time League MVP honors and is the second all time leading scorer in MHS history with 1,313 points. Kirwan was also named the 2003 Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year.
In May 2011, Shannon was inducted into the Melrose High School Hall of Fame. She earned this prestigious honor both as an individual and as a member of the 1999-2000 Eastern Massachusetts Champions & State Finalists girls basketball team. The Red Raiders finished the season with a record of 25-1.
Shannon currently resides in Malden, MA and works in the Financial Aid Department at Harvard University’s School of Public Health.
Shannon is taking on the role of Director of Player Development and coach on the girls side of the program for the Bobcats. She will be in charge of individual player development, which will consist of both individual and group training. Coach Kirwan will also conduct clinics throughout the year to help players keep their skills sharp and prepare for their upcoming seasons.
If you are interested in working with Shannon Kirwan, please contact her directly to discuss availability and rates.