In addition to coordinating UVa's recruiting efforts, he works with the players swing instruction, serves as the program's liaison with NIKE, oversees the Cavalier summer golf camp and acts as the assistant director for Virginia's spring home tournament, the Cavalier Classic.
"Shane is invaluable to our program," said UVa coach Bowen Sargent. "He takes care of so many of the day-to-day details that he really keeps the team on track. He has done a very good job with our recruiting and that will start to show in the performance of our team in the near future. We are very fortunate to have someone with his work ethic associated with our team. He is a great example to the players of what someone can accomplish with great pride and enthusiasm."
A native of Beaumont, Texas, Howell graduated from Lamar with a bachelor's degree in general studies in 1999. He played on the Cardinal golf team as a junior and senior. Howell first attended Temple College for two years before transferring to Lamar. As a member of the Leopards' links squad, he earned Division II Junior College All-American honors in 1995.
Following his graduation, he worked at the legendary New Orleans Country Club as the outside assistant for eight months. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he oversaw he caddie program at the club.
Howell matriculated to Virginia in 2000 to work as the assistant golf professional at the Glenmore Country Club in Keswick. While there he taught with Kandi Comer, one of the nation's most honored teachers, at her Golf Academy. He joined the staff at Virginia in December of 2003.
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