Shamion Named Defensive Coordinator

Shamion Named Defensive Coordinator

SPOKANE, Wash. – Whitworth University has selected Adam Shamion as the Pirates' new football defensive coordinator, according to head football coach Rod Sandberg.

Shamion comes to Whitworth after serving nine years as an assistant coach at Post Falls High School, the last five as defensive coordinator.  Additional roles at Post Falls included special teams coordinator and strength & conditioning coach.

Shamion was a starting middle linebacker at the University of Idaho.  He finished his Vandal career in 2009 and later earned a B.A. in University Studies.  While at Idaho, Shamion represented the football team on the department's leadership council.  He

"It became very clear in the interview process that Adam is exactly the type of coach we desire to have in this program," Sandberg said. "He is very relational and he coaches for all the right reasons.  Our players our going to love him and I am excited to see how his passion and knowledge of the game will positively impact our defense."

Shamion replaces Adam Richbart, who has stepped away from college coaching to return to his home with his family in upstate New York.

Following his time at Idaho, Shamion returned to Post Falls, where he had been a standout on the football, wrestling, track and baseball teams while in high school.  In addition to his duties with the football team, Shamion has been an assistant on the track and field team, coaching the throwers.

Shamion joins a Pirate football staff that has posted a 25-6 record over the last three seasons.