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Lenoir-Rhyne Has Hired Ian Shields

The Triple Option Isn’t Going Anywhere. Lenoir-Rhyne has hired former Army Offensive Coordinator Ian Shields, as their next head coach.

 Ian Shields, offensive coordinator and associate head coach last season at Army, is the new head football coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Shields was introduced in a press conference on campus at Belk Centrum at noon on Tuesday.

He replaces Mike Houston, who resigned to become head coach at The Citadel after guiding the Bears to the NCAA Division II championship game.

Here is information on Shields from Army’s athletic website when he was named associate head coach in 2013 at the school under head coach Rich Ellerson, who was fired after this season:

After four seasons of also working directly with Army’s quarterbacks, Shields will focus more on his coordinator duties, while also keeping a watchful eye on the Black Knights’ signal callers.

In his first four seasons, Shields has mentored a unit that has become one of the most prolific rushing attacks not only in the nation, but in West Point history. Army’s triple-option offense has topped the NCAA rushing list in each of the past two seasons. It is the first time the Black Knights have led the country in that category in consecutive seasons since 1944-45. The 2012 team set Academy records for both total rushing yards (4,438) and rushing yards per game (369.8). The 2011 squad was the first in Academy history to crack the 4,000-yard mark (4,158). Under Shields’s guidance, the 2012 team set an Army record with 5,235 yards of total offense, the first 5,000-yard season in school history. The Black Knights’ 436.2 yards-per-game average ranked fourth on the Army all-time ledger. The 2011 squad recorded 254 first downs, a short-lived Army record as the 2012 Black Knights moved the chains 283 times.

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  1. So, You Want to be the Best Triple Option Coach in the Nation? | Flexbone Association - January 16, 2014

    […] Citadel has hired Mike Houston to stay with the offense, and Lenoir-Rhyne has done the same after hiring former Army Offensive Coordinator Ian Shields. Similarly, Navy has made a commitment to stick with the offense by hiring Ken Niumatalolo to […]

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