Vic Shealy

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Vic Shealy
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Houston Baptist
Conference Southland
Record 12–39
Biographical details
Born (1961-07-14) July 14, 1961 (age 56)
Nashville, Tennessee
Playing career
1979 Liberty Baptist
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1981–1983 Richmond (SA)
1984–1985 Baylor (GA)
1986–1987 Mars Hill (DB)
1988–1989 Austin Peay (OC)
1992 Mars Hill (OC)
1993–1994 Austin Peay (DC/DB)
1995–1998 Azusa Pacific
1999–2004 Air Force (DB)
2005–2008 UNLV (DC)
2009 Richmond (DC)
2010 Kansas (CB)
2011 Kansas (DC/CB)
2012–present Houston Baptist
Head coaching record
Overall 39–53–1
Tournaments 4–0 (NAIA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
1 NAIA National (1998)
NAIA Coach of the Year Award (1998)
Shutt Coach of the Year (1998)

Victor Dalmuth Shealy (born July 14, 1961) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at Houston Baptist University. He was the defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach at the University of Kansas. Shealy joined the coaching staff at Kansas in December 2009.[1] From 1995 to 1998, Shealy served as the head football coach at Azusa Pacific University, compiling a record of 27–14–1. In 1998, he coached the team to the NAIA Football National Championship. For his efforts that season, Shealy was named the NAIA Coach of the Year and the American Football Quarterly Schutt National Coach of the Year.[2]

Early career[edit]

Shealy was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1961, the son of football coach Dal Shealy. He attended Auburn High School in Auburn, Alabama, playing quarterback for the Auburn High Tigers before playing for Liberty Baptist College, now Liberty University, in 1979. After a year at Liberty, Shealy transferred to the University of Richmond, from where he graduated in 1984. Shealy immediately entered the coaching profession as a graduate assistant at Baylor University—receiving a master's degree from that institution in 1986—before being appointed secondary coach at Mars Hill College in 1986. Shealy became offensive coordinator at Austin Peay State University from 1988 to 1990, when he briefly left the coaching ranks. He returned to Mars Hill as offensive coordinator in 1992, and in 1993 left again for Austin Peay where he was secondary coach and, in 1994, defensive coordinator.[3]

Azusa Pacific[edit]

In 1995, Shealy was named head coach of the Azusa Pacific Cougars football team. In his first year, he led the team to a 4–4–1 record, followed by a 7–3 season in 1996, the first winning season for Azusa Pacific since 1990. Shealy's Cougars fell to 4–5 in 1997, but in 1998 Azusa Pacific went 12–2, winning the NAIA national championship over Olivet Nazarene, 17–14. He was named the NAIA Coach of the Year and received the Shutt Coach of the Year Award from the American Football Quarterly. Shealy left Azusa Pacific after that season to take a defensive coaching position at the United States Air Force Academy. His overall record at Azusa Pacific was 27–14–1.[4]

Division I FBS coaching positions[edit]

At the Air Force Academy, Shealy coached the defensive secondary from 1999 through 2004. In 2005, Shealy left to become defensive coordinator at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he also served as assistant head coach and safeties coach. In 2009, he began serving as the University of Richmond defensive coordinator.[5] In 2010, he took the role of cornerbacks coach with the University of Kansas.

Houston Baptist[edit]

Shealy was named Houston Baptist University's first head football coach on April 9, 2012. In HBU’s first official season in 2014, the Huskies registered their first Southland Conference win on Homecoming, defeating Nicholls, 31-21, on Oct. 25. Five student-athletes earned all-conference honors, including two second-team selections, one academic all-conference honoree and one tabbed Freshman All-America. In Shealy’s second year, two more Huskies earned all-conference honors and one was named to the academic all-conference team. Linebacker Garrett Dolan ranked among the top 10 nationally in tackles per game and punter Christian Guzman ranked among the top 10 nationally in yards per punt.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Azusa Pacific (NAIA independent) (1995–1998)
1995 Azusa Pacific 4–4–1
1996 Azusa Pacific 7–3
1997 Azusa Pacific 4–5
1998 Azusa Pacific 12–2 W NAIA Champions
Azusa Pacific: 27–14–1
Houston Baptist Huskies (NCAA Division I FCS independent) (2013)
2013 Houston Baptist 3–4
Houston Baptist Huskies (Southland Conference) (2014–present)
2014 Houston Baptist 2–9 1–7 10th
2015 Houston Baptist 2–9 0–8 11th
2016 Houston Baptist 4–7 3–5 7th
2017 Houston Baptist 1–10 0–9 11th
Houston Baptist: 12–39 4–29
Total: 39–53–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ KU football adds Richmond's Shealy
  2. ^ Vic Shealy, retrieved March 1, 2008; "Sanford hires defensive coordinator", Las Vegas Sun December 23, 2004.
  3. ^ Azusa Pacific University, Head Coach Vic Shealy Archived May 9, 2005, at the Wayback Machine., retrieved March 1, 2008; Vic Shealy.
  4. ^ Vic Shealy; "COLLEGES: FOOTBALL -- OHIO STATE; Katzenmoyer To Enter Pro Draft", New York Times, January 9, 1999; "Coach of the Year", American Football Monthly, January 1999.
  5. ^ Vic Shealy.

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