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Frank Shannon's reputation came as a longtime basketball coach at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he became the winningest coach in history with 214 victories, still 10th on the all-time OAC list. His 1962 team won the regular season title with a 21-3 record and he was named Ohio Coach of the Year. During a five-year span, from 1960 to 1965, he led the Battling Bishops to an 86-31 record. He also coached tennis for six years during which his teams won five OAC championships. He is already a Wesleyan's Hall of Fame. In 39 years coaching basketball at all levels Shannon accumulated more than 800 victories. Shannon earned three letters in basketball and played on Wittenberg's first OAC championship team in that sport in 1939, and two letters in baseball. All-Ohio in basketball, he had a 14-4 record as a pitcher in baseball, pitching in every game over a two-year period either as a starter or reliever. Shannon moved to Springfield from Parkersburg, W.Va., at age 11 and lived in the Ohio Masonic Home until his graduation from Springfield High School in 1935. He went on to become head basketball coach at Olive Branch, Tecumseh and Urbana high Schools, Compiling a record of 195-66. Shannon and wife, Mary Louise, have three sons.