Shannyn J. Gillespie is (Coach Shannyn), the current Head Coach for Lakeland University Women’s Wrestling (WI), and past coach at the U.S. Olympic Education Center (MI), Lincoln College (IL), the Overtime School of Wrestling (IL), & Homewood-Floossmoor High School (IL).

Coach Shannyn also coached for the USA Wrestling National Team Staff & the Mongolian Wrestling Federation (Strength & Conditioning Coach).

Coach Shannyn 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

Coach Shannyn was also a U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athlete, an NCAA Division I All-American (3rd pl), Jr. National Runner-up, Greco-Roman State Champion, & IL (IHSA) State Champion.

For his outstanding career as a coach & athlete, he was inducted to these Halls of Fame: Illinois Wrestling Coaches & Officials Association, Eastern Wrestling League, Lock Haven University, & Evanston Township High School.

To help promote, grow, & develop wrestling, he created the Elias George Wrestling Foundation and these High Performance Training pages:

Coach Shannyn and his wife Emily live in Chicago and have two college aged daughters Jazmyn & Kayla.

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