Basketball coaches announced for Prosper Rock Hill High School; Prosper ISD hires Stephanie Shaw, Shawn Williams

Stephanie Shaw

Prosper’s Rock Hill High School has selected Stephanie Shaw, currently the Byron Nelson High School Head Girls Basketball Coach, as the Girls Basketball Coach.

Coach Shaw comes to Prosper after coaching for three years at Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club, Texas, near Lake Grapevine, where she was named the 5-6A Coach of the Year coaching the team to the first Bi-District game in four years.

Before Byron Nelson, Coach Shaw’s career was in Oklahoma where she served as Head Coach and Associate Athletic Director at Claremore High School.

Before coaching at the secondary level, Coach Shaw coached for six years at the university level as Assistant Coach at Oklahoma City University, Assistant Coach at Wayland Baptist University, and Head Coach for Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Coach Shaw earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Wayland Baptist University where she played basketball receiving several recognitions. She then earned her Master’s in Secondary Education from East Central University in Ada, Okla. She is certified in Physical Education K-12 and is a Registered Athletic Administrator. 

Coach Shaw says: “Athletics is a tool that should be used as a reflection of life, in order to prepare young student-athletes for the trials and tribulations that they will face later in their lives. … My goals every year are to prepare my players and coaches with the tools to become better people on and off the floor. I strive to not allow student athletes or coaches to accept themselves as they are but, instead, show them a vision of what they could become, and help them achieve that vision.”

Shawn Williams

Rock Hill has chosen Shawn Williams as Boys Basketball Coach.

Prosper ISD Athletic Director Valerie Little said: “Coach Williams is bringing a wealth of knowledge from college basketball to high school basketball, which will be critical in building the Rock Hill basketball program. His passion and love for kids and basketball will be evident to anyone that meets him. He is the epitome of a player’s coach, and we are looking forward to his energy propelling the Rock Hill program forward.”

A graduate of Duncanville High School, Coach Williams earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in University Park on the Hilltop in Dallas where he also received a Masters of Liberal Studies. Coach Williams served as a Graduate Assistant Coach at SMU from 2013-2015. 

Coach Williams was a key part of the 2007 State Championship Basketball Team at Duncanville High School where he was later named Mr. Texas Basketball in 2009. He continued his career playing at SMU for Coach Larry Brown from 2011-2015. 

Since graduating from SMU, Coach Williams has been at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, serving as a Special Education Teacher and Varsity Assistant Coach. He is married to Veronica, and they have two daughters, Rose (5) and Reign (3) who will be attending elementary school in Prosper ISD. 

 

 

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