Earl F. Shannon (November 23, 1921 – July 8, 2002) was an American professional basketball player and college coach. He played for the Providence Steamrollers and the Boston Celtics in the Basketball Association of America. In three seasons as a player he averaged 8.6 points and 1.3 assists per game.
In one year as Bryant University's head coach (1963–64), the program's first-ever season, the Bulldogs went 12–11. In other coaching roles he served as the University of Rhode Island's freshman basketball coach and an assistant on Providence College's varsity men's basketball squad.
Shannon was also an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
By Dean Hanley
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