Shannon LeBeauf is currently the Associate Head Coach for UCLA women’s basketball. LeBeauf joined Coach Close's coaching staff in May of 2011 and is entering her tenth season with the program. She returned to Los Angeles after coaching at Duke for five seasons (2004-09). LeBeauf was also an assistant at USC from 2000-04 and Iowa from 1999-2000.
LeBeauf helped bring in UCLA's first-ever No. 1-ranked recruiting class in 2014-15. While at Duke, LeBeauf helped bring in the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation in 2005, which included National High School Player of the Year Abby Waner. She also helped recruit the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation in 2007 with WBCA All-Americans Jasmine Thomas, Krystal Thomas and Karima Christmas. Her duties on the Duke coaching staff included recruiting, practice instruction, scouting and coaching guards. LeBeauf coached five All-Americans at Duke, including future WNBA players Waner, Lindsey Harding, Alison Bales, Monique Currie, and Chante Black. She coached in the NCAA Tournament all five years at Duke, with the Blue Devils advancing to the championship game in 2006. Duke captured Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championships in 2005 and 2007.
LeBeauf graduated in 1998 from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and communication studies, where she graduated with honors. She was a four-year letterwinner at Iowa from 1995-98 and was regarded as the team's leading defensive player throughout that time. She led the Hawkeyes to the 1997 Big Ten Tournament title, as well as regular season titles in 1996 and 1998. Her teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament her final three seasons and made a trip to the Sweet 16 in 1996. Additionally, she was a three-time All-Big Ten Academic selection and received the 1998 Robin Roberts/WBCA Sports Communication Scholarship award and the 1998 NCAA Women’s Enhancement Post-Graduate Scholarship award.
A Southern California native, LeBeauf played basketball and volleyball at Cerritos High School. She married her husband, Sean LeBeauf the summer of 2019.