2014-15 Football
Dr. Brian Johnston, Ph.D., ATC
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Experience
Carl Torbush
Head Coach
Gary Downs
Running Backs
Erik Losey
Offensive Line
Mike O'Cain
Offensive Coordinator
Mike Rader, Ed.D.
Wide Receivers//Recruiting Coordinator
Teddy Gaines
Antonio Goss
Outside Linebackers/Special Teams
Chris Grimes
Billy Taylor
Defensive Coordinator//Recruiting Coordinator
Lee Morrow
Director of Football Operations
Allan Johnson
Strength and Conditioning
Dr. Brian Johnston, Ph.D., ATC
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine
Andrew Sims
Graduate Assistant - Operations
Ben Ezell
Graduate Assistant - Football Operations
Kevin Shipley
Tight Ends/Fullbacks
David Roop
Video Coordinator
Full Roster
Kevin Shipley

Kevin Shipley

Tight Ends/Fullbacks

Kevin Shipley joined the ETSU football staff in 2013 as a Student Assistant for defense before moving to the offensive side of the ball in 2014 where he began working with the tight ends and fullbacks.  

Shipley was officially hired to the staff to coach tight ends and fullbacks prior to the start of the 2015 season. 

Shipley was a record-setting quarterback at Sullivan South High School in Kingsport, Tenn., and would go on to play for Phillip Fulmer at the University of Tennessee from 2001-2005.  He joined the Vols as a quarterback but moved to tight end after his sophomore season. 

Before joining ETSU, Coach Shipley was the Recruiting Coordinator for D1 Sports Training; Chattanooga. There he was in charge of membership and position specific football training.  During his time at D1 Chattanooga, he worked with current NFL stars to develop training for NFL Combine Prep and High School to College Prep.  Throughout his tenure at D1, Shipley personally trained one NFL Draft Pick, two free agent signees and numerous current and past college players, which include ETSU Football standouts: Austin Herink and Austin Gatewood. 

Kevin and his wife Haley reside in Kingsport with their cat, Neyland.