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Former college coach to head-up Biloxi High football program

John Shannon (Photo Source: Biloxi School District) John Shannon (Photo Source: Biloxi School District)

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - John Shannon, who has spent more than three decades helping build winning programs on the college football level, has been named the new head football coach at Biloxi High School.

Shannon, who has spent the last two seasons at storied Marshall University, will report to Biloxi on Monday, March 22 and will be introduced to the community during a 6:30 reception at the Biloxi High School cafeteria.

Shannon has a history of working with winning football programs and winning football coaches.

"I've had success at winning in the Division II level, in the Division III level, and I've gone to the national playoffs in the Division I-AA level," Shannon said. "The only challenge I have left is to take a high school program and make it a winning program."

Shannon received his B.S. in Physical Education/Health from Eastern Illinois University in 1976 before earning an M.A. in education from Western Kentucky two years later. He and wife Sally have three children; Justin (assistant coach at Tennessee Tech), Ben and Colby.

To read more about Coach John Shannon's coaching background click HERE.

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