Experience and Background: Shelley played high school basketball from 1979-1983 at Lake City High School and Anderson County High School. During her tenure she was the Street and Smith All-American and East TN Player of the Year. Shelley went on to play at the University of Tennessee from 1983-1987. While playing at Tennessee, she recieved the Leadership Award in 1985, 1986, and 1987. She was also the Mid-East Region MVP in 1986. In 1987, Shelley was the captain on Tennesse’s first National Championship team. She went on to be a Graduate Assistant for two years and was a staff member on the 1989 National Championship team. Shelley has been a head basketball coach at the high school level for 22 years. She was the coach and physical education department chair at Clinton High school from 1989-1993. While at Clinton, she was named East TN Coach of the Year in 1990. Shelley went on to coach and teach at Karns from 1993-1998. Shelley has coached at Webb from 1998-Present. In 2004, she recieved the AF Bridges Coach of the Year Award, was named Prep-Extra Coach of the Year in 2007, and was inducted into Greater Knoxville Hall of Fame, North Anderson County Hall of Fame, and Lady Vol Hall of Fame. Currently, Shelley is the Assistant Athletic Director.
• 2 State Championships 2007 and 2009
• 2 State Runner-ups 2008 and 2010
• 8 Region Championships
• 10 State Tournament appearances (1 at clinton 9 at webb)
• 4 high school players playing at the Division I level (Rice, UT-Knoxville, UT-Chattanooga, Belmont University)
• 2 high school players playing at the Division II level (Nova, Belmont Abby)
Statement of Philosophy: “To help young ladies reach their full potential as a basketball player and teach the game with enthusiasm. To help them understand how to compete at a high level and to work hard everyday. To help them understand the value of the “team first” concept. Most importantly, however, is to help influence lives in a positive way that would encourage them to become strong leaders and young women. I believe that life lessons learned on the court through competition will carry on with them in their journey of life. When the student athlete looks back on their experience they will have built great memories and great relationships with their teammates and their coaches. Coaching is a way for me to give back to others who have shaped and molded my life. Being invested in the lives of young student athletes is a true honor and blessing.”