Coaches


Adam Shackleford
Head Coach career record: 85-22
email: shack72@hotmail.com
Adam Shackleford of the Tri-Cities Fever 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 Spokane Shock Head Coach  compiling a 50-7 record. Shackleford has the highest winning percentage of any coach in the af2 history (87%) He is also the only coach in af2 history to Coach in 3 Arena Cups…National Conference Championship (2008-2009) Western Division Championship (2007-2009) Back to Back Arena Cup appearances including the 2009 Arena Cup Championship. Shackleford was the first af2 coach to sign a multi-year deal in the af2. In his 10 af2 seasons Shackleford is the only coach to have 3 different first team all league quarterbacks, has produced the offensive player of the year in 2005 and 2006, Rookies of the Year in 2006 and 2008 and the Lineman of the Year in 2009.  Shackleford has been Head Coach of the Tri-Cities Fever since 2010 leading the Fever to the playoffs for the first time in 3 years in 2010 and led the Fever to the IFL’s Title Game, The United Bowl in 2011 and 2012. 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

 Cleveland Pratt
 Assistant Coach
email: cpratt@tricitiesfever.com