March 20, 2014

WIDENER FOOTBALL TAPS BILL SHUEY AS ITS NEXT DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

Chester, PA (Mar. 17, 2014) – Bill Shuey, who walks onto campus with a more than impressive resume, has been picked as the new defensive coordinator for Widener’s football team.

Shuey worked the last two seasons as the linebackers coach for West Chester, serving under former Widener coach Bill Zwaan.  He was responsible all responsibilities for the group ranging from warm-ups, drill periods and conditioning.  Shuey also had a huge hand in helping the defensive coordinator with game plans, implementation, in-game adjustments and play calling.

 The Golden Rams last season amassed a 13-2 record that included three NCAA Tournament victories and a trip to the Division II semifinals.

Arguably Shuey’s most high-profile run came with the Philadelphia Eagles, with whom he had various responsibilities from 2001-11.

Shuey served from 2008-11 as the Eagles’ linebackers coach, meeting with the players on a daily basis and implementing everything from different schemes, identifying personnel, organizing substitutions, planning off-season responsibilities, evaluating rosters and working with the defensive coordinator.  That run was highlighted by Philadelphia in the 2008 season advancing to the NFC Championship game at Arizona.

With the Eagles loss in the NFC final, Shuey went with Andy Reid’s staff to Honolulu to coach in the Pro Bowl.  He was the conference’s linebackers coach, working with all-game day preparation.  The NFC that season scored a 30-21 victory over the AFC.

Shuey’s role from 2007-08 involved being the squad’s defensive assistant and quality control coach.  There, he provided a weekly analysis of the opponents’ offensive schemes and protections, assisted with the linebackers coach in position meetings and film study, and provided tendency information to the defensive coordinator.

From 2003-07, Shuey was the Eagles’ offensive assistant and quality control coach.  He helped organize the offense’s playbook, created Power Point presentations, assisted the running backs coach during warm-ups and drills, charted the play calls and handled the players’ evaluations.   The squad’s high point in that span was advancing to Super Bowl XXXIX against the New England Patriots.

Shuey from 2001-03 served as a training camp coordinator for the squad and a liaison to Reid on all football matters.

He competed professionally for the Lehigh Valley Panthers of the Colonial Football Alliance and the Pittsburgh Colts of the Grassroots Football League.

Shuey received his B.S. in Sport Management from Slippery Rock in 1995 with a minor in Business Administration and his Masters in Physical Education from West Virginia in 1998.