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Jackie Shipp
Position: Assistant Coach (Defensive Line)


Jackie Shipp, who has spent the past 24 years coaching college football, including four national championship games, enters his third season on the Sun Devil coaching staff as defensive line coach.

This past season, Shipp worked alongside Paul Randolph to mentor Marcus Hardison to second-team All-Pac-12. Hardison, along with the other members of the defensive line finished with 39 sacks (13th in the nation) and 98 TFL’s (11th in the nation). 

In 2013, Shipp mentored DL Will Sutton who was named Pac-12/Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year and finished behind only Pitt’s Aaron Donald for the most tackles for loss in the past two seasons with 37 (Donald had 47). 

Shipp was a recipient of the American Football Foundation Mike Campbell Top Assistant Coach Award and has been named by as a Top 25 recruiter nationally.

A former NFL linebacker who led the Miami Dolphins to the 1985 Super Bowl, Shipp spent the past 14 years coaching the defensive line for head coach Bob Stoops at the University of Oklahoma, and brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and recruiting contacts to Todd Graham's staff at ASU. 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 have consistently ranked near the top of the NCAA and the Big-12 in rushing defense and he has mentored three All-Americans, including two-time recipients Tommie Harris (Lombardi Award recipient in 2003) in 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 the past eight years. Additionally, the Sooners ranked in the top 17 nationally in tackles for loss in six of the past eight seasons.

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, Okla., where he was raised. He played high school football for Donart.

Shipp has two children, a son Christopher and a daughter Kaitlin.
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