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Vic Shealy
Sport(s)Football
Current position
TitleHead Coach
TeamHouston Baptist
ConferenceSouthland
Biographical details
Born (1961-07-14) July 14, 1961 (age 59)
Nashville, Tennessee
Playing career
1979Liberty Baptist
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1981–1983
1984–1985
1986–1987
1988–1989
1992
1993–1994
1995–1998
1999–2004
2005–2008
2009
2010
2011
2012–
Richmond (SA)
Baylor (GA)
Mars Hill (DB)
Austin Peay (OC)
Mars Hill (OC)
Austin Peay (DC/DB)
Azusa Pacific
Air Force (DB)
UNLV (DC)
Richmond (DC)
Kansas (CB)
Kansas (DC/CB)
Houston Baptist
Head coaching record
Overall27–14–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 NAIA National (1998)
Awards
NAIA Coach of the Year Award (1998)
Shutt Coach of the Year (1998)

Victor Dalmuth "Vic" Shealy (born July 14, 1961) is an American football coach and former player in the United States. He is currently the head coach at Houston Baptist University. He was the defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach at the University of Kansas. Shealy joined the coaching staff at Kansas in December 2009.[1] From 1995 to 1998, Shealy served as the head football coach at Azusa Pacific University, compiling a record of 27–14–1. In 1998, he coached the team to the NAIA Football National Championship. For his efforts that season, Shealy was named the NAIA Coach of the Year and the American Football Quarterly Schutt National Coach of the Year.[2]

Early careerEdit

Shealy was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1961, the son of football coach Dal Shealy. He attended Auburn High School in Auburn, Alabama, playing quarterback for the Auburn High Tigers before playing for Liberty Baptist College, now Liberty University, in 1979. After a year at Liberty, Shealy transferred to the University of Richmond, from where he graduated in 1984. Shealy immediately entered the coaching profession as a graduate assistant at Baylor University—receiving a master's degree from that institution in 1986—before being appointed secondary coach at Mars Hill College in 1986. Shealy became offensive coordinator at Austin Peay State University from 1988 to 1990, when he briefly left the coaching ranks. He returned to Mars Hill as offensive coordinator in 1992, and in 1993 left again for Austin Peay where he was secondary coach and, in 1994, defensive coordinator.[3]

Azusa PacificEdit

In 1995, Shealy was named head coach of the Azusa Pacific Cougars football team. In his first year, he led the team to a 4–4–1 record, followed by a 7–3 season in 1996, the first winning season for Azusa Pacific since 1990. Shealy's Cougars fell to 4–5 in 1997, but in 1998 Azusa Pacific went 12–2, winning the NAIA national championship over Olivet Nazarene, 17–14. He was named the NAIA Coach of the Year and received the Shutt Coach of the Year Award from the American Football Quarterly. Shealy left Azusa Pacific after that season to take a defensive coaching position at the United States Air Force Academy. His overall record at Azusa Pacific was 27–14–1.[4]

Division I FBS coaching positionsEdit

At the Air Force Academy, Shealy coached the defensive secondary from 1999 through 2004. In 2005, Shealy left to become defensive coordinator at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he also served as assistant head coach and safeties coach. In 2009, he began serving as the University of Richmond defensive coordinator.[5] In 2010 he took the role of cornerbacks coach with the University of Kansas.

Houston Baptist UniversityEdit

Shealy was named Houston Baptist University's first head football coach on April 9, 2012. He will be responsible for building the new football program from scratch.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. KU football adds Richmond's Shealy
  2. Vic Shealy, retrieved March 1, 2008; "Sanford hires defensive coordinator", Las Vegas Sun December 23, 2004.
  3. Azusa Pacific University, Head Coach Vic Shealy, retrieved March 1, 2008; Vic Shealy.
  4. Vic Shealy; "COLLEGES: FOOTBALL -- OHIO STATE; Katzenmoyer To Enter Pro Draft", New York Times, January 9, 1999; "Coach of the Year", American Football Monthly, January 1999.
  5. Vic Shealy.
  6. [1].

External linksEdit

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