Shawn is a 30 year veteran of Major League Baseball where he has worked as a scout, coach, manager, and front office person. He presently works as the Cincinnati Reds Major League Advance Scout and Coach. Shawn has been a Scouting Director for the Cleveland Indians as well as a national/regional scouting supervisor for the Orioles, Rays, Indians, and Yankees. He also started the first ever scout’s team on the East Coast in 1989 when he worked for the Houston Astros in Florida fielding a team that included 10 former ML players, among those being Jason Varitek and Johnny Damon. Shawn has also been a Division I head coach and an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the Division II level where he recruiting and coached a team that advanced to the College World Series.
Shawn played professionally in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and has been inducted into both his college (Rollins College) and High School (Episcopal Academy) Athletic Hall of Fames. Shawn still ranks as the NCAA’s highest single season and career stolen base percentage leader (112 SB’s in 116 attempts) and remains, 30 years later, a top 10 all-time stolen base leader. He was an NCAA All American in college and played 3 sports at Episcopal (football, basketball, and baseball).
Shawn also served as the on camera instructor in 3 well known baseball videos for Tom Emanski’s Baseball World Series about base running, bunting, and defense. In addition he also worked for one season as a color commentator on the Florida Sports Channel covering college baseball games. He has traveled extensively in Latin America and the Orient in his capacity in professional baseball and is widely considered one of the finest baseball clinicians in the game. Shawn was born and raised in Havertown, Pa and presently resides in Haverford, Pa.