Shane Day

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Shane Day is an American football coach for the Miami Dolphins. He was the offensive line assistant coach for the Washington Redskins during the 2014 season and previously the quarterbacks coach of the Chicago Bears[1] from 2010 to 2011. Day formerly worked as a quality control coach for the San Francisco 49ers as well as being the Quarterbacks coach at the University of Connecticut.[2] He was a two sport athlete at Rhodes College, playing both football and baseball. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1999 with a degree in English.[1] He has also coached at the University of Michigan and Auburn Riverside High School in Washington.

Coaching career[edit]

Auburn Riverside High School (2001-2004)[edit]

Day's first coaching appointment was the position of wide receiver coach at Auburn Riverside High School in 2001. He then spent the next three years coaching the quarterbacks for the high school, as well as taking on the role of offensive coordinator during the final two years.[2]

University of Michigan (2006)[edit]

In 2006, Day became an offensive quality control coach at the University of Michigan, where he worked with future NFL quarterback Chad Henne.

San Francisco 49ers (2007-2009)[edit]

Day served as the 49ers' quality control coach for three years, two years under offensive coordinator Mike Martz, who later hired Day to work for him in Chicago. Day oversaw the quarterbacks in 2007, running backs in 2008, and the offensive line in 2009. He was also part of the staff that coached the South team during the 2008 Senior Bowl.

Chicago Bears (2010-2011)[edit]

Day was hired by the Bears on February 5, 2010 as their quarterbacks coach. He was recommended for the job by the then offensive coordinator Mike Martz, with whom Day had worked with for two seasons in San Francisco. Day helped the Bears reach the NFC Championship game in 2010. [3]

University of Connecticut Huskies (2012-2013)[edit]

Day was hired as the new University of Connecticut quarterbacks coach on January 24, 2012[2] to replace Joe Moorehead, who had left for the head coach position at Fordham University.[4] Day called plays for the Husky offense the final 3 games of 2013 in which the offense took off, setting several school records, and leading to 3 consecutive wins against Temple, Rutgers, and Memphis.

Washington Redskins (2014-2016)[edit]

On January 23, 2014, it was reported that Day would be joining the Redskins. It was later announced that he would be their assistant Offensive line coach.

Miami Dolphins (2016-present)[edit]

On January 12, 2016, it was reported that Day would join the Miami Dolphins as their Tight Ends coach. [5]

Personal life[edit]

Day is married to his wife, Christie. They have one daughter, Vivienne.[2]


  1. ^ a b "The Official Website of the Chicago Bears". Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Shane Day Name UConn Quarterbacks Coach". January 24, 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bears target Shane Day to coach QBs | ProFootballTalk". Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  4. ^ "Shane Day named QB Coach at UConn". January 24, 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
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