Shannon is originally from Charlottesville, VA, where she grew up playing every sport available in the backyard with her two brothers. Eventually, she went on to play basketball and soccer at the collegiate level. After college, Shannon landed back in Charlottesville where she and her husband Pierre started
their family. Five kids later, Shannon has remained involved in local youth and high school sports, coaching varying levels of basketball, lacrosse, and soccer. Coach Poindexter has three daughters who
are members of the CavLaxElite club.