Shari "The Shark" Stauch, a member of the Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) Hall of Fame, was a touring pro on the Women's Pro Billiard Tour from 1980 to 2004, when she retired to pursue promotion of the sport full time. She was consistently ranked in the top 32 players in the world, even while serving as executive editor of Pool & Billiard Magazine and handling publicity for the Women's Pro Billiard Tour. She has performed dozens of exhibitions for clients, including Gordon's Gin and ESPN.
Stauch was the founding president of the Billiard Education Foundation, which conducts youth billiard national championships and scholarship programs. Stauch also was involved as a consultant for The Color of Money. In 2003 she was selected as the billiard mentor for You Can Do It, a book conceived by United Flight 93 heroine Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas to inspire women to try new sports and hobbies. Shari resides with her husband and two children outside of Charleston, South Carolina.
Together, Gerry Kanov and Stauch authored Precision Pool as well as Pool Player's Edge: Advanced Skills, Shots, and Strategies for 8-Ball and 9-Ball. For more on the authors, including archived articles, visit www.PoolMag.com.