Strong Vincent coach Shannon Pullium celebrates with his players after defeating Grove City 66-39 in the District 10 Class 4A chapionship game March 3 at Edinboro University's McComb Fieldhouse. [DAVE MUNCH/ERIE TIMES-NEWS]

Shannon Pullium

Athlete, Coach
College, High School
About Shannon Pullium

Shannon was a basketball standout at East High School and Slippery Rock University, then went on to serve as the boys’ basketball coach at Strong Vincent High School and later Mercyhurst North East. As a player at East he led the Warriors to a 22-12 record, the District 10 championship, and an appearance in the PIAA semifinals. He earned All-Metro honors as a senior, then went on to score 636 points in 99 games at Slippery Rock, with 399 assists and 213 steals. He owns the single game record in steals with ten, and he is third in career assists. His 86 steals in 1988-89 rank second in a season. Shannon was later the long-time head coach at Strong Vincent, with a career record of 308-162 in 18 seasons. His 308 wins are second all-time in Erie School District history. He led the Colonels to several District 10 championships (2010, 2016, 2017) and PIAA playoff appearances, including two state semifinal appearances and one state championship appearance. In 2016-17 he led Strong Vincent to the PIAA Class 4A championship game in the final year of the program, with the Colonels finishing as the PIAA runner-up with a 27-4 record. Most recently, he has served as the coach at Keystone Academy.