Coaches Corner

Shan McDonald: (Far Right)

Graduated from Texas A & M with Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and minor in Biology in 1983. Has a Masters degree in Technology in Education. Was Head Softball Coach at the University of Nevada Las Vegas for 17 years and was involved with the 1996 Canadian Olympic team and multiple Canadian National Teams.  Upon leaving UNLV, she went on to be Head Softball Coach for the 2004 Chinese Olympic Team which finished fourth. Currently a Physical Education teacher at Sig Rogich Middle School, Clinician/Facilitator for Synergy Team Concepts, Co-Head Softball Coach for the only Gold team in Nevada and private softball instructor. Continues to have extensive involvement with the development of softball as a coach and clinician for the International Softball Federation.  Most recently Coach for Canadian Youth team at the World Youth Championships 2009 in the Czech Republic.

Chris McDonald: (Far Left)

Graduated 1979 and entered directly into the work force and achieved success in the corporate world and for the last 29 years as an Account Executive for the Las Vegas Review Journal. Began coaching softball in 1984 for the recreational leagues in Las Vegas which became the foundation for the current travel ball teams. Clinician along side some of the elite players and coaches from the United States Olympic team and a clinician for the Dot Richardson Softball Association which was a developmental program for the recreational leagues in Las Vegas as well as California. Currently President/Clinician/Facilitator for Synergy Team Concepts, President of Las Vegas Rage Travel Organization, Co-Head Softball Coach for the only Gold team in Nevada the past 16 years, Director for NFCA Camp in Las Vegas and private softball instructor.