About Shawn Vassell

Shawn Vassell was raised in a military family where he had the pleasure of growing up in Belgium and Japan before finishing out his high school years in Tucson, AZ. He graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Communication and a minor in Management Information Systems.

The kids call him Coach Shawn or Coach and he has been teaching/coaching basketball since he graduated high school in Tucson, AZ. He had a few collegiate offers to a few small basketball programs to continue playing but decided to indulge in the full experience of a big university such as San Diego State University. He has been teaching basketball for the past 5 years at various elementary schools across San Diego while he was attending San Diego State University.

He has a passion for both the kids and the game basketball which becomes apparent in his coaching. Shawn has hopes of starting a traveling basketball club (AAU) which will give kids a chance to grow as both a player and an individual.

Outside of basketball, Shawn loves to travel and see/try new things. He is a huge food fanatic and is always willing to try new foods especially from different cultures. He also enjoys hiking and being immersed in nature.