|Title||Wide receivers coach|
|Born||October 29, 1951|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|California Lutheran (assistant)
U.S. International (OC)
Idaho State (assistant)
Long Beach State (assistant)
Long Beach State
Cleveland Browns (TE 93, WR)
Baltimore Ravens (WR)
San Diego Chargers (OC)
Seattle Seahawks (QB)
Buffalo Bills (OC)
New Orleans Saints (QB)
New Orleans Saints (OC)
Cincinnati Bengals (WR)
Jacksonville Jaguars (QB)
Jacksonville Jaguars (WR)
|Head coaching record|
Mike Sheppard (born October 29, 1951) is an American football coach and former player.
Sheppard would start building his reputation as a sound offensive coach early. In 1983 as offensive coordinator at Kansas, he helped guide QB Frank Seurer to 2,789 yards and 14 TD. RBs Kerwin Bell, E.J. Jones, and Robert Mimbs combined to run for 1,295 yards and 9 TD. WR Bob Johnson had 58 catches for 1,154 yards and 7 TD. The team would score over 30 points in five games despite finishing the season at 4-6-1 including a 26-20 win over #10 USC and a 37-27 win over #19 Missouri.
From 1984 to 1987, he served as the head football coach at Long Beach State, where he compiled a 16–18 record through three seasons. In 1984 to 1985, he compiled back-to-back non-losing seasons at 6–6 and 6–5, respectively. From 1987 to 1991, he took the head coaching job at the University of New Mexico, and led the Lobos to a 9–50 record. His best season with New Mexico was a 3–9 season in 1991.
As offensive coordinator for one season at California in 1992, he helped guide QB Dave Barr to a season where he threw for 2,343 yards and 19 TD. RB Russell White ran for 1,069 yards and 9 TD. He also guided WR Sean Dawkins to 65 catches for 1,070 yards and 14 TD. Despite going 4-7 on the year, the team would score over 40 points on three separate occasions.
Sheppard was the offensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers in 1997 and 1998, the Buffalo Bills in 2001, and the New Orleans Saints in 2005. He was the wide receivers coach of the Cincinnati Bengals from 2007 to 2010.
|Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator
|New Orleans Saints Offensive Coordinator