Shadian comes to the Mesilla Valley after two seasons as an
assistant coach at Tennessee State University in Nashville. She joined the
Tigers' coaching staff in 2009 and focused her efforts on mentoring guard play,
specifically the point guard at the Division I level. The Tigers' 2011 senior
point guard responded to the instruction last season to become the TSU assists
record holder and place second in assists within the Ohio Valley Conference
While at TSU Shadian assisted in recruiting efforts in the
U.S. and led recruiting efforts abroad in Europe. She was also well versed in
scouting opponents and preparing scouting reports for the Tigers. During the
offseason, Shadian designed postseason and preseason workouts for the guards.
She served as a liaison for strength and conditioning as well as academics
during her tenure, advising student-athletes.
Shadian played four seasons (1997-2001) at the professional
level with various teams in Israel as part of the International Basketball
Federation (FIBA). In summer 2009 that experience paid dividends as Shadian
served as an assistant coach to the U.S. Maccabi girls' basketball team that
claimed the gold medal at the Maccabiah Games in Israel.
Prior to joining the Tennessee State women's basketball coaching
staff in June 2009, Shadian served as an assistant women's basketball coach at
Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Fla., during the 2008-09 Florida Sun
Conference Championship season. While at Northwood, Shadian served as the
recruiting coordinator, post coach and head strength and conditioning coach.
Before her stint at Northwood University, Shadian served
as a compliance operations assistant at the University of Texas where she
handled eligibility, academic and recruiting related issues.
From 2006 to 2008 Shadian worked as a radio broadcaster for
her alma mater, the University of San Francisco, as a color commentator. She
also spent three years working as the leadership management director for the
American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), where she managed a political
outreach and fundraising campaign in Silicon Valley and briefed organizations
on recent developments in the Middle East and on Capitol Hill.
In 2008, Shadian was inducted into the Hall of Fame at USF
where she still holds the Dons' all-time records for assists and minutes played
during her four years on the court from 1993 to 1997. Shadian served as co-captain
for the Dons her final three seasons and was a member of the WCC All-Tournament
team in 1995 and 1997.
As a collegiate standout, Shadian led the Dons to three WCC
Tournament titles and NCAA berths, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 1996.
That Sweet 16 trip was the deepest run of any WCC women's team until the 2011
Gonzaga squad advanced to the Elite 8 last season.
Shadian graduated from USF with a degree in Exercise and
Sports Science with an emphasis in Sports Administration and a minor in
Coaching in 1999. In 2007, she earned her Juris Doctorate from Concord Law