Shackleford Signs New Deal With Fever


Fever head coach Adam Shackleford will return to the team for a fifth season in 2014. Today the team announced that the coach has signed a new deal for next spring with Shackleford holding an option for 2015. 

The official release from the Fever is below: 


The Tri-Cities Fever would like to announce that head coach Adam Shackleford has signed a contract extension with the team that includes an option year for 2015 that can be activated by Shackleford. Coach had this to say about the signing,


“I am very pleased that we were able to come to terms on a new deal. Working for the Fever organization the past four years has been the highlight of my career. To be able to extend that time up to 2 more years is a blessing for myself and family. We will continue to work hard to bring in high character athletes and build a winner for the hard working fans of Tri-Cities”


The upcoming 2014 season will be the fifth season Shackleford has led the Fever in the Indoor Football League. Shackleford has been Head Coach of the Tri-Cities Fever since 2010 leading the Fever to the IFL’s Title Game, The United Bowl in 2011 and 2012. Overall he has compiled a winning record of 85-28 and has the Fever in the playoffs 3 of the last 4 seasons.


Adam Shackleford began his coaching career in 1999 at Anderson University where he spent 8 years coaching the offensive line. In 2003 Shackleford got his start in arena football with the Cincinnati Swarm as the Offensive Line Coach and Director of Football Operations. 2004-2006 Shackleford was the Offensive Coordinator for the Louisville Fire of the af2 league. Shackleford then spent 3 seasons as the af2 Spokane Shock Head Coach.


Shackleford earned his degree in physical education from Anderson University. Shackleford and his wife Migdalia and 2 sons Elijah and Caleb reside in Spokane Valley, WA