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Randy Lennard Shannon (born February 24, 1966 in Miami, Florida) is the former head football coach of the University of Miami Hurricanes.

Shannon had a difficult childhood. At 3, his father was murdered. At 10, his older, twin brothers became addicted to crack cocaine. His brothers and older sister died of AIDS. Shannon studied at Miami's Norland High School and earned all-state and honorable mention All-America recognition from Street & Smith's as a senior linebacker at Norland. Shannon also competed in basketball, averaging 19 points a game, and competed in the triple jump on the track and field team.

Shannon is a graduate of Miami Norland High School in Miami Gardens, Florida. He played college football for the University of Miami, starting at outside linebacker for the 1987 national championship team.

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