Shane Laflin

Shane Laflin

September 9, 2021

McDonald’s All-American Committee
Naismith Trophy Board of Selectors
ESPN HoopGurlz Recruiting and Top 100

Shane graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2004. From 2005-2007, he served two seasons as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Texas under Jody Conradt. Shane assisted the Longhorns’ program in all areas, including equipment, camps, on-campus recruiting, and as an on/off-site practice coordinator for the 2007 NCAA Tournament. The Tempe, Arizona native returned to his alma mater as an Assistant Coach with the women’s program beginning in the 2007-2008 season.

Shane served as an Assistant Coach at the University of Texas at Arlington for four seasons under Samantha Morrow. He was in charge of all offensive strategies including transition, secondary break, and half court offenses and sets. He organized and coordinated the recruiting and worked on the court with the perimeter players.

He held the position of Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator at Rice University under Greg Williams from 2012-2015. On the court, Shane worked daily with the Owls’ perimeter players.

Shane began his work with Premier after having close ties to the PBR staff at UTA and Rice, as both schools were National Subscribers to the recruiting service. He and Joey Simmons have been familiar with each other for over 20 years through the club and AAU basketball scene.

Duties for Premier Basketball include marketing and event operations responsibilities, Director of the Premier Basketball Report, and managing and directing Premier Basketball Camps and oversight of Premier Basketball Player Services. You can find Shane on the floor with players & teams observing, learning, and coaching whenever available.

Follow Shane on Twitter : @ShaneLaflin