Shannon Baugh
Shannon Baugh

Davenport, Iowa

Last College:
Saginaw Valley State

Assistant Coach

2nd Season


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Event will take place at DeKalb's River Heights Golf Course

Baugh is in her second season with the Huskies after coming back to NIU following a head coaching experience at Division II Saginaw Valley State from July of 2008 to February of 2011. Her first stint in DeKalb came during the 2004-05 season as an assistant coach under Carol Hammerle.

"I'm really excited about Shannon because she has a wealth of experience," Bennett said. "Her experience as a head coach will help a lot because she knows what it's like. To have someone who has gone through that is pretty special.

"She is a relationship-driven person. She has a great deal of energy and is very charismatic. The players have already bonded with her. She is very eager to learn and willing to do whatever it takes. That's what you are looking for. She's a great addition to the staff."

Not only does Baugh have a past at NIU, she is familiar with the Mid-American Conference as she served as an assistant coach for Buffalo for three seasons (2005-08) before moving to Saginaw Valley.

Prior to her first experience at NIU, Baugh was an assistant coach at Bradley (2003-04), North Dakota (2002-03) and Wisconsin-Green Bay (2001-02). At North Dakota, she helped guide the Fighting Sioux to a 26-6 record, a North Central Conference Championship and a berth in the NCAA Division II Regional Semifinals. North Dakota finished the season ranked 12th in the WBCA Division II final poll.

In her initial coaching position, she helped lead UW-Green Bay to a 24-7 record and a berth in the 2002 NCAA Tournament after they won both the Horizon League regular season and tournament championship titles.

A 1994 graduate of Eastern Illinois, Baugh was a two-year letterwinner for the Panthers. Named a team captain during the 1993-94 season, she led EIU in scoring (15.1) and rebounding (6.9). Her 129 free throws made during the season still stands as a school record.

Before finishing her collegiate career at EIU, Baugh earned NJCAA All-Region honors at Lincoln (Ill.) College in 1990-91, averaging 12.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore.

In between her playing and coaching careers, Baugh spent five years (1996-2000) as a sports reporter, producer and photographer at WFRV-TV, the CBS affiliate in Green Bay, Wis.

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