Shannon Beiste
General Information
Gender: Female
Age: 42
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Birthday: 1970
Occupation(s): Football Coach
Family & Friends
Family: Denise Beiste (sister)
Friends: William Schuester
Emma Pillsbury-Schuester
Sue Sylvester
Finn Hudson (The Next Generation)
New Directions
Employer: Mr. Figgins
Enemies: India Wilson
Other Information
Interests: Sports
Talent: Leading
Strengths: Coaching
Weaknesses: Looks
Series Information
First appearance: For Your Entertainment
Portrayer: Dot Jones

Shannon Beiste (pronounced like "beast") is the current football coach of the McKinley Titans at William McKinley High School in Glee: The Next Generation. Shannon Beiste is portrayed by actress Dot-Marie Jones.




Shannon appears to be a very intense and driven woman, who wants to do whatever she can to train her players into being a formidable football team. However, she has also shown to be very sensitive because of being bullied as a child due to her large size, deep voice, and somewhat masculine appearance. This sensitivity causes her to become petty and easily angered, which she then takes out on those who end up in her line of sight. But it appears that she is not a cruel woman, like Sue is, but instead just wants to be accepted and appreciated. However, beneath her stern manner of coaching, Shannon is an incredibly gentle and loving person. She has French heritage, as mentioned when she spells out her name. She also seems to enjoy music quite a bit.