By KEVIN HARRIS
NEW ALBANY – New Albany head coach Jim Shannon was named the head coach of the 2018 Indiana All-Star team last Thursday.
Shannon is in his 20th season at the Bulldogs’ helm, compiling a 375-102 record at the Floyd County school.
Shannon has been a head coach in the Hoosier State for 34 years. He coached at North Decatur, South Dearborn and Lebanon prior to coming to New Albany.
Shannon has a career record of 540-241. His 540 victories rank eighth among active coaches in Indiana and 24th all-time.
Shannon’s assistant coaches on the All-Star squad will be South Newton head coach Michael Hall and Lafayette Jeff head coach Scott Radeker. The Indiana Girls’ All-Star team will be coached by Columbus North head girls’ coach Pat McKee.
The Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Series for both boys and girls will be June 8-9. The games on Saturday, June 9 will be at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The site for the June 8 contests has yet to be announced.
The Indiana All-Star boys’ and girls’ teams will play the Indiana Junior All-Star squads Wednesday, June 6 at a site yet to be determined.