Blog 31: Coach Shannyn | Back to High School | Off to Mongolia

Shannyn Gillespie (1)

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After a very successful season with the Lincoln College (LC) wrestling program, where he and head coach Daryl Thomas guided the Lynx wrestlers to academic & athletic success, Coach Shannyn is embracing new opportunities as head wrestling coach at Homewood-Floosmoor (IL) high school next fall and also strength & conditioning coach for the Mongolian Wrestling Federation this summer.

The LC wrestling program amassed a team cumulative grade point average of 3.02 during the first semester and also went from 29th to 4th at the NJCAA National Championships during Coach Shannyn & Coach Thomas’ tenure.

Coach Shannyn stated “I will bring the same level of expectation and excellence to HF”.

Gillespie, who prefers to be called Coach Shannyn, also has experience as a strength & conditioning coach and suggests this was part of the reason the Lynx wrestling program achieved more success than the previous year – prior to he and Coach Thomas arriving:

“In weigh-in sports like wrestling, judo, MMA, or even Olympic weight lifting, close to maximum strength for the entirety of the season is important.”

He went on say “My experience as strength & conditioning coach at the U.S. Olympic Education Center Female Freestyle program was a large part of the reason the ladies were able to maintain their strength at the World Team Trials, Jr. Worlds, University Worlds, & Sr. Worlds.”

From 2004-2012, Coach Shannyn was the women’s program coordinator for the U.S. Olympic Education Center wrestling team.  During his stint at the USOEC, he coached at 34 National Championships, 12 international tournaments & camps, 4 World Championships, & 1 Pan American Championship.

At the USOEC, Coach Shannyn also coached individuals to: 29 National Championship Gold medals, 14 World or Pan American medals, 5 USA Wrestling Outstanding Wrestler Awards, & 1 Olympic Bronze medal.

When asked how we will transition what he has learned to Homewood-Flossmoor & Mongolia, he replied “The invaluable knowledge that I’ve learned at my most recent jobs with the U.S. Olympic Training Centers, USA National Teams, Overtime School of Wrestling, & now Lincoln College will be a huge part of the success of the High Performance Training systems employed at HF & Mongolia“.

You can also learn more about High Performance Training right now at the below links:

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