A Daughter’s Selfless Act Helps Her Dad Get Back On The Ice
By: Alyssa Hertel
Like any parent, Jim Coleman would gladly give an arm and a leg for his kids. Ask his daughter, Shannon, what she would give to her father and her answer is an easy one – a kidney.
Hockey has long been a huge part of the Coleman family’s life. Jim’s father played hockey and, as the youngest of eight, he grew up learning the game from his older brothers. He went on to have kids of his own – Shannon and her three older brothers – so it was only natural for them to follow in their footsteps. The sport had easily become a family affair spanning generations.
Jim moved into coaching, while Shannon went on to play college hockey at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island. Shortly after returning home, she joined her dad as an assistant coach with his high school team before eventually ending up in her position as the head coach of the Chicago Mission’s Girls 12 & Under team.
Shannon-Coleman - Head Coach Mission Girls 12U