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Fever talk to Shock’s ex-coach

Fri., Nov. 6, 2009

Adam Shackleford wants to be a head coach again in the arena football league. But, at this point, he just wants to coach again.

“My next coaching job doesn’t have to be as a head coach,” the former Spokane Shock coach said.

That thinking has some people in the Tri-Cities Fever organization optimistic about Shackleford possibly being an assistant coach for the Tri-Cities Fever.

Shackleford, who was surprisingly fired by the Shock last month, was in town Thursday meeting with Fever coach Pat O’Hara. The two discussed the prospects of coaching together, but more than that, it was a get-to-know-you session for the two coaches.

“I like Adam a lot and would love to have him on our staff,” O’Hara said. “Whether or not that works out? We’ll see.”

Shackleford led the Shock to an 19-1 record and an ArenaCup title this summer, but he was unexpectedly fired in September. A day later, Spokane hired Rob Keefe, who was Shackleford’s assistant with the Shock during the championship run.


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