By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – New Widener head football coach Mike Kelly has been busy the last several weeks putting together his coaching staff, and he has tabbed a name that may be familiar to area football fans as his defensive coordinator.READ MORE: Center City Street Closures, Parking Restrictions Start Sunday For Filming Of Adam Sandler 'Hustle' Movie, Sources Say
Bill Shuey spent a decade on staff with the Eagles under Andy Reid, including four seasons as linebackers coach. For the last two seasons Shuey was a member of Bill Zwaan’s staff at Division II West Chester University, serving as linebackers coach.
“Widener is the right choice at this time because of the new hire at head coach and the relationship that I have with Mike Kelly and the opportunity that existed when he got hired,” Shuey tells KYW Newsradio. “I’m looking forward to getting back in football as a full-time coach, as a defensive coordinator and using some of the experience and skills and scheme that I’ve learned over the past couple years to help the program here.”
Shuey has been a part of coaching staffs that have gone to the Super Bowl and the Division II National Semifinals, but this is his first opportunity to be the man in charge of moving all the chess pieces around the defensive board and he is ready for it.READ MORE: Temple University Student Seriously Injured After Struck By Vehicle, Thrown About 75 Feet, Authorities Say