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Belton to recommend Bob Shipley as AD/FB Coach
Sunday, 2nd March 2014 - 9:14AM
Belton I.S.D. interviewed 6 candidates this week, and sources telling me Bob Shipley will be recommended as their next AD/Head Football Coach on Monday.

Shipley has been on the University of Texas staff since the spring of 2013.

He has been a head coach at Brownwood (39-14), Coppell (15-7), Burnet (54-19), Rotan (18-6), and was also an assistant coach at Graham HS, Temple HS, and his Alma Mater, Abilene Christian.

If approved, Shipley will replace Rodney Southern, who is now the head football coach at Huntsville High School.



Trustees will consider her recommendation at a special meeting on Monday.

BELTON, TX – Belton ISD Superintendent Susan Kincannon announced today that she will recommend Bob Shipley as the district’s next athletic director and head football coach. He is currently a football analyst in the player personnel department at the University of Texas-Austin,
and prior to that, Shipley led his teams to a 125-42 record in fourteen seasons as a high school head football coach.

“Bob Shipley knows what it takes to build a winning program,” Kincannon said. “The depth of his experience and his record of successfully developing players make Bob the right person to
lead our football team - and all of our athletic programs – forward. I’m excited to recommend him to the board.”

Commenting on the announcement, Shipley said, “I'm excited and grateful that Dr. Kincannon is recommending me to be Belton ISD’s next athletic director and head football coach, and I look forward to the board meeting on Monday. There are so many great things going on in Belton
right now. I can't wait to meet the kids and hit the ground running!”

Before joining the support staff for the Longhorns, Shipley was the head football coach at Brownwood High School for four seasons leading the team to the playoffs four times and a 39-14 record overall. He was 15-7 in two seasons as the head coach at Coppell High School. In six seasons at Burnet High School, Shipley coached the Bulldogs to a 54-19 record and twice finished as the runner-up in the 3A state playoffs. In his first head coaching assignment, Shipley posted an 18-6 record over two seasons at Rotan High School.

In addition to his coaching duties, Shipley served as the athletic director in Brownwood, Burnet and Rotan and as the boys athletic coordinator in Coppell. He has also been the principal of
Hawley High School and a middle school assistant principal in Temple and Abilene.

Shipley received a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in school administration from Abilene Christian University where he also played fullback. During his senior year, Shipley was a football team captain and all-conference selection as well as an All-American shot putter.

Shipley and his wife, Sharon, have four children: Jordan, a former UT All-American and NFL wide receiver; Jaxon Shipley, a current UT wide receiver; Shelby and Addie Jane.

A special meeting of the Belton ISD Board of Trustees to consider Kincannon’s recommendation will be called for 5 p.m. Monday at the Belton High School Athletic Multi-Sport Facility. A reception for student athletes, parents and community members to meet Shipley will follow the meeting.

District Finish
1999 Rotan 8 3 0 1st
2000 Rotan 10 3 0 Runnerup
2001 Burnet 8 3 0 Runnerup
2002 Burnet 14 1 0 1st
2003 Burnet 14 1 0 1st
2004 Burnet 7 4 0 Runnerup
2005 Burnet 4 6 0
2006 Burnet 7 4 0 3rd
2007 Coppell 7 3 0
2008 Coppell 8 4 0 3rd
2009 Brownwood 10 3 0 Co-Champs
2010 Brownwood 14 1 0 1st
2011 Brownwood 8 5 0 3rd
2012 Brownwood 6 5 0 Runnerup

Rotan 18 6 0 (1999-2000)
Burnet 54 19 0 (2001-2006)
Coppell 15 7 0 (2007-2008)
Brownwood 38 14 0 (2009-2012)
Overall 125 46 0 14 years

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