Shawn Wilkins is in his first year at the Morristown Beard School as Head coach of our Girls basketball program. With years of experience coaching at the high school level, previously with Pope John XXIII Regional HS and Newark Academy as an assistant, Shawn brings a ton of expertise and familiarity on how to instill a positive culture and run a successful program.
Deeply rooted in this area, coach Wilkins was born in Morristown and raised in Morris County. As a 2005 Dover High School graduate, he played Varsity basketball for the Tigers, and was always passionate about the game. After college, he worked for the Philadelphia 76ers in their media department where he had the chance to be around Hall of Famer Doug Collins, recording practices and post game interviews. There he developed a love for coaching and a burning desire to be around the game. Over the past decade, Shawn has run multiple basketball clinics at the Montclair and Greater Morristown YMCA, local AAU teams such as Morris Basketball Program and Starting 5ive, and trained numerous athletes that went on to play at the collegiate level. Currently he serves as Director and lead coach for Starting 5ive, a Boys and Girls AAU program based out of Livingston, NJ.
He and his wife, Jessica, currently reside in Orange, NJ with their two young children Jayson and Shaniya.