Shaw Completes Football Coaching Staff
RALEIGH, N.C. - Shaw University head football coach Robert Massey has completed his football coaching staff. Massey keeps a number of the coaches collected by former head coach Darrell Asberry, while adding three new members to the staff.
"I feel this is a nice blend of returning coaches - who understand the traditions of Shaw football," said Massey. "And also new coaches who can and will take Shaw to the next level."
Serving as Associate Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach will be Maurice Flowers, who most recently served as Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at his alma mater, Johnson C. Smith. In all, he has 17 years of coaching experience, with 16 of those spent as a head coach or lead coordinator. Last season, JCSU had one of the top offenses in the CIAA and quarterback Keahn Wallace was named Offensive Player of the Year.
De'Andre' Okonji, who finished his college career as Shaw's all-time leading receiver, returns to his alma mater as the Wide Receivers Coach. Last season, he was the Student Assistant Coach at Feather River Community College where he was responsible for wide receivers, special teams, and recruiting. He coached one All-American receiver last season.
Marcus Webb joins the coaching staff after two years at Contra Costa College in Richmond, CA, where he most recently served as the Tackles/Tight Ends Coach as well as having primary responsibility for recruiting and video.
Rounding out the coaching staff are five coaches who served on the Bear staff last season. Richard Gray will continue as Offensive Line Coach while Markus McElveen - who served as a student assistant coach last season - takes over the Defensive Line coaching duties.
Felton Page continues as the Running Backs Coach and Kenneth Williams remains the Defensive Backs Coach. Sherman Simmons, who coached the defensive line last year, moves to the Linebackers Coach position.
Shaw opens its 2012 campaign on Thursday, August 30 when they travel to Charleston (WV). They open their home season the following Saturday, September 8 when they host Miles.