Staff report

Prosper ISD has announced a pair of additions to the coaching staff at Rock Hill High School.

The campus, under construction at 16061 Coit Road in Frisco, is scheduled to open in August.

Shaun Stanton has been named the school’s head baseball coach.

He has spent a decade with the district and for three years served as Prosper High School’s junior varsity coach prior to being promoted to assistant varsity baseball coach.

Stanton “has been in Prosper for a period of time and proven himself and his value to not only Prosper ISD, but to the baseball community as well,” said Valerie Little, the district’s athletic director. “We are fired up about the expertise he will bring to Rock Hill baseball.”

Raised in the Houston area, Stanton was named All-Greater Houston player in both baseball and basketball while attending Dobie High School.

He played baseball for two years at Galveston College, during which time he was twice named first-team All-Conference Utility player. At Lamar University in Beaumont, Stanton was for two years an outfielder on the All Southland Conference team.

At Prosper, under Stanton’s watch as assistant varsity coach, its teams did not lose prior to the third round of playoffs. They also won five district titles including the 2015 state championship.

In the classroom, he has directed the Drivers Education program for five years and heads the foreign language and physical education departments.

Stanton is the father of three Prosper ISD students. His wife, Aimee, also works for the district.

Stephanie Shaw, who currently is the girls basketball head coach at Bryon Nelson High School in Trophy Club, has been hired in the same role at Rock Hill High School.

At Nelson, Shaw was named the 5-6A Coach of the Year and coached its team to its first bi-district game in four years.

She previously served as head coach and associate athletic director at Claremore High School in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Shaw earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, where she also played basketball, and a master’s in secondary education from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. She is certified in K-12 physical education and is also a registered athletic administrator.

Prior to coaching at the secondary level, Shaw spent a half-dozen years as a university-level coach.

Formerly an assistant coach at Oklahoma City University and Wayland Baptist University, she served as head coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Athletics, Shaw said, “is a tool that should be used as a reflection of life, in order to prepare young student-athletes for the trials and tribulations that they will face later in their lives. … My goals every year are to prepare my players and coaches with the tools to become better people on and off the floor. I strive to not allow student athletes or coaches to accept themselves as they are but, instead, show them a vision of what they could become, and help them achieve that vision.”

Shawn Williams will be Rock Hill’s head boys basketball coach.

The Duncanville High School graduate was part of the school’s 2007 state championship-winning team and was named Mr. Texas Basketball in 2009.

Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a Masters of Liberal Studies from Southern Methodist University, where he was a graduate assistant coach from 2013-2015. He played basketball at SMU from 2011-2015.

In the years since, Williams, who has two children with his wife, Veronica, has worked at MacArthur High School in Irving as a special education teacher and varsity assistant coach.

“Coach Williams is bringing a wealth of knowledge from college basketball to high school basketball, which will be critical in building the Rock Hill basketball program,” Little said. “His passion and love for kids and basketball will be evident to anyone that meets him. He is the epitome of a player’s coach, and we are looking forward to his energy propelling the Rock Hill program forward.”