Shannon  Bush
Shannon Bush

Position:
Assistant Coach

02/13/2017

Women's Basketball vs. Manhattan (2/10/17) - Pink Zone

Women's Basketball vs. Manhattan (2/10/17) - Pink Zone

02/17/2016

Siena WBB 16th Annual Pink Zone Game

Photos from Siena's annual Pink Zone game (2/17/16)

01/23/2016

Women's Basketball vs. Canisius (1/22/16)

Women's Basketball vs. Canisius (1/22/16)

01/15/2016

Women's Basketball vs. Monmouth (1/15/16)

Women's Basketball vs. Monmouth (1/15/16)

Shannon Bush enters her second season with the Saints in 2016-17 after being appointed an assistant coach on Ali Jaques' staff on May 27, 2015. Bush brings nine years of Division I coaching experience to Loudonville and spent five seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Vermont.

"I am extremely excited to welcome Coach Bush to the Siena Community," said Jaques upon Bush's hiring. "I have known Shannon for a very long time. She was actually my first assistant ever at a camp we worked together about 10 years ago, and I have admired her commitment to women's basketball and the programs that she has tirelessly worked for ever since. Shannon brings tremendous experience on the court and from a recruiting standpoint. She is the first person that came to mind when we had an opening, and I am grateful that she is now a part of our program."

In her first season with the Saints, Bush assisted Siena in the advancement to the MAAC Quarterfinals for the 10th straight year. She helped Kollyns Scarbrough to a Second Team All-MAAC Selection, while also aiding in the unanimous selection of Jackie Benitez to the MAAC All-Rookie Team.

Bush served under Lori Gear McBride from 2010-15 at Vermont and was instrumental in bringing in some of the top recruiting classes in Catamount history. According to All Star Girls Report, UVM boasted the America East Conference's top recruiting classes in both 2011 and 2012 with the 2012 class marking the first top-100 ranked recruiting class in program history. In all, Bush mentored four America East All-Rookie Team selections.

Bush began her coaching career as an assistant under Ed Swanson at Sacred Heart University from 2006-10, where she helped guide the Pioneers to 19 or more wins in each of her four seasons and 85 victories in total. Sacred Heart won two Northeast Conference Regular Season Championships (2007, 2009) during her tenure with the 2008-09 team going undefeated in conference play en route to winning the NEC Tournament Championship and advancing to the NCAA Tournament.

"I am so thrilled to be a Siena Saint," said Bush upon her hiring. "Coach Jaques and her staff have done an incredible job of putting Siena Women's Basketball back on the map and I cannot wait to contribute positively to the future competitive success of the program."

A native of Doylestown, Pa., Bush played collegiately at The College of the Holy Cross from 2002-06 where she appeared in 111 games including 17 starts. Bush was named to the Patriot League All-Rookie Team following the 2002-03 season and was named a team captain her senior year. During Bush's four years the Crusaders won 78 games, capturing Patriot League Championships and making NCAA Tournament Appearances in both 2003 and 2005.

Bush graduated from Holy Cross in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and received her Master of Arts in teaching from Sacred Heart in 2008.