Shannon Wathen is in her 10th season as head coach for the Lady Tiger softball program at Campbellsville University.
Wathen, a 1999 graduate of Campbellsville, was a two-time NAIA All-American and two-time Kodak All-American for the Lady Tiger women's basketball program. She ended her playing career in the Top 10 in numerous CU stat categories, including 1,365 points, 690 rebounds, 600 assists, 275 steals and 59 blocks.
She began her coaching
career as a women's basketball graduate assistant. She decided to
return to Campbellsville University in 2000 as a Lady Tiger assistant basketball coach under former Hall of Fame Coach Donna Wise.
In 2002, she took over as head coach of the Lady Tiger softball program. During her nine years as head coach she
has an overall record of 302-165-1.
In 2005 the Lady Tigers notched their first of three straight
Mid-South Conference regular season championships. CU won the MSC regular season again in 2009 and also won the Mid-South Conference tournament in 2005, 2006 and 2008. Her teams have been to the tournament finals in seven of her none seasons.
During Wathen's tenure, she has been named MSC Coach of the Year four times (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009). Three of her players have been named MSC Player of the Year four times and two others have been named MSC Pitcher of the Year a combined three times.