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Shackleford set to return to the Shock

August 16, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Spokane Shock News Release

August 16, 2007 - The Spokane Shock announced today that they have reached an agreement to retain Head Coach for the next two years. Shackleford's return will become official in mid-September upon signing an af2 head coach's contract and receiving league approval.

"I'm happy to be back with the Shock, " Shackleford said. "I think that Spokane is the best organization in the league -from the fans to the front office -and I'm proud to be a part of it again. We had a good season this past year and we all already working on building an even better team for next year."

In his first season as a Head Coach, Shackleford led the Shock to a 12-4 regular season record and the Western Division Championship.

"We had a great season this past year and Coach Shackleford was an important part of that," said Brady Nelson, majority owner and CEO of the Shock. "We're ready to put out another winning team and another championship for our fans."

This past season, Shackleford's offense was 7th in the af2, averaging over 54 points per game. In addition, the Shock's defense finished 7th in the league in scoring defense, allowing only 42.2 points per game. Before coming to Spokane, Shackleford spent the past three seasons as the Offensive Coordinator with the Louisville Fire, producing the 2005 and 2006 af2 Offensive Players of the year with Matt Sauk and Rob Mager, respectively.

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