|Position:||Assistant Coach (Defensive Line)|
Jackie Shipp, who has spent the past 24 years coaching college football and has coached in four national championship games, enters his third season on the Sun Devil coaching staff as defensive line coach.
In 2014, Shipp worked alongside Paul Randolph to mentor Marcus Hardison to Second-Team All-Pac-12 honors. Hardison, along with the other members of the defensive line finished with 39 sacks (13th in the nation) and 98 tackles for loss (11th in the nation).
In 2013, Shipp continued the development of defensive lineman Will Sutton, one of the Pac-12’s most dominant interior linemen in recent memory. Sutton would go on to be named the Pac-12’s Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. Sutton, who was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, was also a two-time Morris Trophy Award winner and AP All-American.
Two other defensive linemen under Shipp’s tutelage – Davon Coleman (Dallas Cowboys) and Gannon Conway (Indianapolis Colts) – earned Pac-12 honorable mention recognition in 2013 and signed free agent contracts with NFL teams.
Shipp was a recipient of the American Football Foundation Mike Campbell Top Assistant Coach Award and has been named by Rivals.com as a Top 25 recruiter nationally.
Before arriving at ASU Shipp, a former NFL linebacker who helped lead the Miami Dolphins to the 1985 Super Bowl, spent 14 years coaching the defensive line for head coach Bob Stoops at the University of Oklahoma. Shipp was hired by Stoops on his original staff at Oklahoma in 1999 and proceeded to coach with the Sooners in 15 bowl games, including the 2001 National Championship win (13-2) over Florida State.
He played collegiately at the University of Oklahoma (1980-83), where he was a standout linebacker, starring on Sooner squads that posted a combined 33-14-1 record, won two bowl games and captured the 1980 Big Eight Championship. Shipp earned All-Big Eight Conference honors as a junior and senior and was selected as an All-American by The Football News following his junior campaign. He still holds the all-time OU record for tackles in a single game with 23 and tackles in a single season with 189 (12 games as a sophomore in 1981). In the 1982 border clash with Texas, Shipp set the school single-game record with 23 tackles. He still ranks second in career tackles at OU with 489.
Shipp’s defensive line groups consistently ranked near the top of the NCAA and the Big-12 in rushing defense. From a player development standpoint, he mentored three All-Americans at Oklahoma, including two-time recipients Tommie Harris (Lombardi Award recipient in 2003) and Gerald McCoy (Lombardi Award finalist in 2009) and, numerous all-conference performers and a host of NFL players, including a pair of Pro Bowlers. Under Shipp’s tutelage, Oklahoma ranked in the top 16 nationally in quarterback sacks five of his last eight seasons. During that same stretch the Sooners ranked in the top 17 nationally in tackles for loss.
A first-round draft pick who was the overall 14th player selected by the Miami Dolphins in 1984, Shipp played five seasons in Miami and helped the team to a 48-31 record, including an AFC Championship in 1984. The Dolphins made two playoff appearances and advanced to the 1985 Super Bowl. Shipp was the Dolphins’ leading tackler with 79 in 1987 and finished his career in Miami with 231 tackles.
Shipp played one year with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1988.
Shipp’s coaching career began at Langston University in 1991 where he served as linebacker coach. In 1992 he moved to Central Missouri State University where he began his distinguished career coaching the defensive line. After one year coaching the defensive line at the University of Tennessee at Martin (1993), Shipp was hired to coach the defensive line at Southern Illinois University in 1994, where he stayed three years until 1996. During that time Shipp also completed coaching internships with the Green Bay Packers (1994) and with the Minnesota Vikings (1995-96).
In 1997 Shipp became the defensive line coach at Northeast Louisiana University and then was hired in 1998 as defensive line coach at the University of Alabama. After one year with the Crimson Tide Shipp was lured to the University of Oklahoma where he joined the staff of new head coach Bob Stoops.
Shipp graduated from Donart High School in 1980 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he was raised. He played high school football for Donart.
Shipp has two children, a son Christopher and a daughter Kaitlin.