Assistant Coach Shannon Bartley Bio

Coach Shannon Bartley begins her first year as an assistant coach for the UTM women’s varsity basketball team for the 2017-18 season. Coach Bartley is no stranger to the Eagles coaching staff as she has served as an assistant coach under Coach Johnson-Edwards since the 2015-16 season in the University of Toronto Development League.

Bartley is a full time elementary school teacher and has been working in the Toronto District School Board for the past 11 years.  She has garnered numerous conference and city championships throughout her illustrious coaching career in various sports, including basketball, football, ultimate-frisbee and track and field, in both boy’s and girl’s competition.

Coach Bartley comes to UTM as a former elite level athlete competing in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) for York University (Toronto, ON). During her playing career, Bartley was an impressive two-sport varsity athlete.   In addition to being a shooting guard for the varsity women’s basketball team, Bartley was also a pentathlon competitor for the varsity track and field team.

Coach Bartley has attained her 3M/NCCP Coaching Basketball Theory/Technical Levels 1, 2, 3.  In addition to her basketball coaching and playing experience, Coach Bartley is also a fitness and training expert holding several certifications including the CPT/CFC – Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Consultant, and 3M/NCCP Coaching Track Theory Level 1, NCCP Weightlifting Coach Certification, and the Bootcamp University/Posture and  Performance Certification/Yoga Fit for Personal Trainers.

A 2005 graduate of York University with a B.A. Honors specialist in Kinesiology, Bartley is the co-founder and co-owner of She Roars Fitness. Coach Bartley will look to bring her passion for fitness and basketball to this young program, preparing the UTM athletes for a long and often physically demanding season of OCAA varsity basketball.