As coach of the Pioneers, Hannah was named Coach of the Year in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference after the 1999- 2000 season. He was among 10 finalists for the Spencer T. Penrose Memorial Award as the NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year during the same season.
A native of Mankota, Saskatchewan, Shaun is one of six siblings to attend the preparatory boarding school Athol Murray College of Notre Dame. Shaun has a brother and two sisters who followed in his footsteps and played NCAA Division I hockey in The Ivy League. Hannah resides in Newtown, Connecticut, with his wife Amy and their daughter, Emma and son Owen.