Shawn Hood is no stranger to Cleveland State basketball. Afour-year letterwinner and member of the 1986 men's team thatreached the NCAA Sweet 16, Hood returned to his alma mater in Julyas an assistant coach with the women's program.
Hood will assist in player development and scouting, whileworking with a talented group of guards on the CSU roster.
He returned to CSU after spending last season as an assistantcoach with the boys and girls teams at Admiral King High in Lorain.The girls squad went 21-3 mark and won the district title.
A 1988 graduate of CSU, Hood led the squad to the AMCU-8Championship in 1985 and 1986 and a bid to the NCAA Championship in1986 where the 14th-seeded Vikings knocked off Indiana and St.Joseph's to advance to the Sweet 16.
A 2000 inductee into the CSU Athletic Hall of Fame, Hood holdsthe CSU career record for assist-to-turnover ratio (1.97), andranks fourth in career steals (227) and seventh in assists (395).He started all 30 games during his freshman campaign, which stillranks as the most starts by a first-year player in schoolhistory.
Upon graduating from CSU, Hood joined the Viking men'sbasketball staff as an assistant coach from 1988-94, helping CSU toa 95-75 record, including the 1992-93 Mid-Continent Conferencechampionship when CSU went 15-1.
From there, he advanced his career to the University ofWisconsin, serving as an assistant coach under Dick Bennett from1994-2001. He was part of a staff that led the Badgers to the 2000Final Four.
Following his time at Wisconsin, Hood served as the associatehead coach at Curry College in Canton, Mass., from in 2003-04before a two-year stint (2004-06) as head coach at Roxbury C.C.(Roxbury, Mass.).
A native of Boston, Mass., Hood was a standout at Don BoscoHigh, leading the squad to two state titles (1982, 1983). 1983.Hood resides in Westlake with his wife, Kimberly, daughters,Brittany and Taylor, and son, Brian