James Shibest
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Shibest in 2018
Current position
TitleSpecial Teams Coordinator
TeamVirginia Tech
Playing career
Position(s)Wide Receiver
Head coaching record
Overall34–10 (college)
Tournaments7–1 (NJCAA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
2 NJCAA National (1998,1999)
2 KJCCC (1998,1999)
2 NJCAA Coach of the Year (1998,1999)
2 KJCCC Coach of the Year Award (1996,1998)

James Shibest (born October 31, 1964) is an American football coach and former player. He is the current Special Teams Coordinator and Tight End coach at Virginia Tech. From 1996 to 1999, he was head coach at Butler Community College, where he led the Grizzlies to two NJCAA National Championships. For most of his career, Shibest has been a Special Teams coach.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

Shibest began his coaching career as an offensive graduate assistant working with the running backs and wide receivers at Oklahoma State for the 1990 and 1991 football seasons.[2]

From Oklahoma State, Shibest moved on to Independence Community College where he was the Offensive Coordinator in 1992, and the Defensive Back coach in 1993. [3]

In 1994 and 1995, Shibest was the Offensive Coordinator for Garden City Community College.

In 1996, Shibest landed his first head coaching job at Butler Community College. In four years (1996-1999) Shibest led the Grizzlies to two KJCAA Conference titles and two NJCAA National Titles. He was twice named the KJCAA Coach of the year and also twice named the NJCAA Coach of the year.[3]

In 2000, James Shibest joined Houston Nutt's staff at Arkansas as the Tight End Coach and Special Teams Coordinator. Shibest also coached Wide Receivers during his tenure at Arkansas.[3][4]

In 2008, Shibest followed Houston Nutt to Ole Miss as the Tight End coach and Special Teams Coach.[3]

in 2012, Shibest joined Justin Fuente's staff at Memphis in the same position.

He then followed Fuente to Virginia Tech in 2016.[3]

Playing careerEdit

Shibest played Wide Receiver at Arkansas from 1983-1987. He earned All-Southwest Conference honors in 1984 and 1986.[3] In high school, Shibest was a Prep All-American Wide Receiver at MacArthur High School in Houston, Texas.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Shibest and his wife, Dianna, have two children, James John III and Jordyn Grace.[3]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Butler CC Grizzlies (KS) (Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference) (1996–1999)
1996 Butler CC 7–4 3–3 4th L NJCAA second round 15
1997 Butler CC 4–5 2–4 5th
1998 Butler CC 12–0 6–0 1st W NJCAA National Championship 1
1999 Butler CC 11–1 6–0 1st W NJCAA National Championship 1
Butler CC: 34–10 17–7
Total: .773
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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