Pete Shinnick
File:File:Pete Shinnick .jpg
Shinnick during the 2017 season
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamWest Florida
Biographical details
Born (1965-05-15) May 15, 1965 (age 55)
Playing career
Head coaching record
Tournaments4–5 (NAIA playoffs)
4–3 (NCAA D-II playoffs)

Pete Shinnick (born May 15, 1965) is an American football coach and former player. He is the head football coach at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. The football team began play in 2016. 2017 was a big year for Shinnick, as he led the University of West Florida Agronauts to the NCCA Division II playoffs, making them the fastest team to do so (two years)[1]. He broke the record he used to hold at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, that being three years. Shinnick also won the 2017 AFCA Region 2 Coach of the Year.[2] He later won the 2017 AFCA Division II Coach of the Year[3]. Shinnick previously served as the head football at Azusa Pacific University from 1999 and 2005 and at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke from the program's inception until 2014. After leading Azusa Pacific to an overall record of 53–22, Shinnick was hired as UNC Pembroke's first head coach on December 13, 2005.[4] Over seven seasons at Pembroke, Shinnick compiled an overall record of 50–24.

Coaching career[edit | edit source]

Azusa Pacific[edit | edit source]

Shinnick was the eighth head football coach at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California and he held that position for seven seasons, from 1999 until 2005, compiling a record of 53–22.[5]

UNC Pembroke[edit | edit source]

In 2005, Shinnick was named the head coach at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke Braves, the first football coach at the school since the school discontinued the program in the 1950s.[6]

West Florida[edit | edit source]

On January 31, 2014, the University of West Florida announced it had hired Shinnick as the head coach of its newly established football team, which began play in 2016. On November 12, 2017, the Argos had made the playoffs in only the second season, making them the fastest team in NCAA history to do so. They also went to the NCAA D-II National Championship game the same year, breaking but another record.

Head coaching record[edit | edit source]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Azusa Pacific (NAIA independent) (1999–2005)
1999 Azusa Pacific 9–3 L NAIA Semifinal
2000 Azusa Pacific 6–4 L NAIA First Round
2001 Azusa Pacific 4–5
2002 Azusa Pacific 9–1
2003 Azusa Pacific 8–2 L NAIA First Round
2004 Azusa Pacific 11–3 L NAIA Semifinal
2005 Azusa Pacific 6–4 L NAIA First Round
Azusa Pacific: 53–22
UNC Pembroke (NCAA Division II independent) (2007–2013)
2007 UNC Pembroke 4–7
2008 UNC Pembroke 9–1
2009 UNC Pembroke 9–2 L NCAA Division II First Round
2010 UNC Pembroke 5–5
2011 UNC Pembroke 8–3
2012 UNC Pembroke 6–4
2013 UNC Pembroke 9–2 L NCAA Division II Second Round
UNC Pembroke: 50–24
West Florida Argonauts (Gulf South Conference) (2016–present)
2016 West Florida 5–6 3–5 6th
2017 West Florida 11–4 5–3 4th L NCAA Division II Championship
2018 West Florida 6–5 4–4 5th
West Florida: 22–15 12–12
Total: 125–61
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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