Coach Shannon Pohl
USA Badminton has named Shannon the Developmental Coach of the Year for 2012. In addition, the US Olympic Committee has selected her as a finalist for the 2012 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year. This is the only time a badminton coach has ever been a finalist to receive this prestigious award. Shannon first learned to play badminton at Prospect High School. She represented Team USA at tournaments in 46 countries over twelve years, including four World Championships. Shannon was the highest ranked American badminton player in the world in women’s singles in 2009. Shannon has trained under some of the world’s finest coaches from England, Denmark, Malaysia, China, and Indonesia and she is eager to share her knowledge with you. Shannon has been Assistant National Coach for the Team USA at the Jr. Pan American Championships four times, each time with USA earning the Gold. Shannon is a USA Badminton Level 2 High Performance Coach and the highest level active coach in the Midwest Region.