Shannyn J. Gillespie (Coach Shannyn), current Head Coach at Homewood-Floossmoor High School (IL), past assistant coach at Lincoln College (IL), the Overtime School of Wrestling (IL), & former U.S. Olympic Education Center Coach (MI) , USA Wrestling National Team Staff Coach, & Mongolian Wrestling Federation Strength & Conditioning Coach has an extensive background in High Performance Training & coaching teams at: 34 National Championships, 13 international tournaments & camps, 4 World Championships, & 1 Pan American Championship. He has also coached individuals to: 29 National Championship Gold medals, 15 World or Pan American medals, 5 USA Wrestling Outstanding Wrestler Awards, 5 NJCAA All-Americans, 1 IHSA Silver medal, & 1 Olympic Bronze medal.
Coach Shannyn’s primary focus will be on training and developing coaches and student athletes via the U.S. Olympic Committee’s “5 Stages to a Better Sport Experience”:
Stage 1 – Discover, Learn & Play
Stage 2 – Develop & Challenge
Stage 3 – Train & Compete
Stage 4 – Excel for High Performance, Participate, & Succeed
Stage 5 – Thrive & Mentor
For his outstanding career as a coach & athlete, he was inducted to these Halls of Fame: Illinois Wrestling Coaches & Officials Association, Eastern Wrestling League, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, & Evanston Township High School. Coach Shannyn was also a U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athlete, an NCAA Division I All-American, & an IHSA State Champion.
Coach Shannyn and his wife Emily live in Chicago and have two daughters Jazmyn & Kayla.
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