Erin Shannon is the lovely wife of NFL coach, Gregg Williams -currently the defensive coordinator for the New York Jets.
Erin’s husband was born Gregg Williams on July 15, 1958; prior to the NFL, the Missouri native was a head coach at Missouri’s Belton High School back in the 80’s.
During his career in the NFL, he’s worked as the defensive coordinator for a number of teams including the Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns.
Williams is also known for his involvement in the so-called “Bountygate” scandal while with the Saints. At the time, he admitted to his role in the “Bountygate” scandal, in which Saints players received money for targeting specific players on opposing teams for injury.
He joined the Jets in January of 2019.
He’s been happily married to Erin Shannon for sometime. Check out her top facts.
#1 She is his second wife
Gregg Williams has been married two times and is the proud father of three children; two sons and a daughter -from his first marriage. He and high school swetheart, Leigh Ann -are the parents of Amy, Blake and Chase Williams.
#2 Her father is a former professional athlete
Erin Shannon McGowan was born on March 26, 1975, in Saint Louis, Missouri; she is the youngest child of Mike Shannon, the former professional baseballer turned radio broadcaster for the St. Louis Cardinals. Erin has five older siblings; Patricia, Daniel, Timothy, Peg and Michael. Erin’s mom Judy Shannon died from cancer in 2007.
#3 She is highly educated
She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University in 1998, received her Ph.D. in 2001. According to Fox Sports, she has more than 22 degrees and certifications in both Eastern and Western medicine.
#4 She runs her own practice
According to her LinkedIn, she worked at Washington University School of Medicine before opening her own business, Dr. Erin Shannon: Sports Psychology in April 2000. She has worked with several famous people as well as athletes in the MLS, MLB, NFL, WNBA.
#5 Erin Shannon is a mom of six
Dr. Erin Shannon was also previously married to a St. Louis businessman. She and Gregg met in 2012 and were married in 2014. Now the couple are raising six children together; Maddoc, Kennedy, Hennesy, Lochlan, Teaghan and Raferty.
Find Erin Shannon on Instagram here.