Football Coaching Staff
Steve Shankweiler
Assistant Coach - Offensive Line
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach - Offensive Line
Alma Mater: Davidson
Graduating Year: 1974
Phone: 813-974-9773
NFL Proteges
Sean Allen Buffalo Bills
John Alston Seattle Seahawks
Gary Brown Green Bay Packers
Kevin Butler* Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals
Matt Butler Detroit Lions
Mike Cheever Jacksonville Jaguars
Chris Clemons* Redskins, Eagles, Raiders
Na'Shan Goddard Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints
Eric Graham Carolina Panthers
Dwayne Ledford San Francisco 49ers
Jabari Levey Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Scott

Cincinnati Bengals

Clint Stickdorn Detroit Lions
Jonathan Sullivan* New Orleans Saints
Kyle Takavitz Cincinnati Bengals
Guy Whimper New York Giants
Chris White Philadelphia Eagles
*Coached at the high school level
Coaching Experience - 38 Years
Year School/Team Assignment
1974 Avondale HS Offensive Coordinator/Head T&F Coach
1975 Avondale HS Offensive Coordinator/Head T&F Coach
1976 Redan HS Head Coach
1977 Redan HS Head Coach
1978 Redan HS Head Coach
1979 Redan HS Head Coach
1980 The Citadel Offensive Line/Defensive Line
1981 The Citadel Offensive Line/Defensive Line
1982 The Citadel Offensive Line/Defensive Line
1983 The Citadel Offensive Line/Defensive Line
1984 Western Kentucky OC/Offensive Line/Assistant HC
1985 Western Kentucky OC/Offensive Line/Assistant HC
1986 Western Kentucky OC/Offensive Line/Assistant HC
1987 East Carolina Offensive Line
1988 East Carolina Offensive Line
1989 East Carolina Offensive Line
1990 East Carolina Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
1991 East Carolina Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
1992 Georgia Tech Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
1993 Georgia Tech Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
1994 Georgia Tech Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
1995 Glynn Academy HS Head Coach
1996 Griffin HS Head Coach/Athletics Director
1997 Griffin HS Head Coach/Athletics Director
1998 East Carolina Offensive Line
1999 East Carolina Offensive Line
2000 East Carolina Offensive Line
2000 East Carolina Offensive Line
2001 East Carolina Offensive Line
2002 East Carolina Offensive Line
2003 Cincinnati Offensive Line
2004 South Carolina Offensive Line
2005 East Carolina Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
2006 East Carolina Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
2007 East Carolina Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
2008 East Carolina Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
2009 East Carolina Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
2010-Present USF Offensive Line
Playing Experience
1966-70 Three-year letterwinner, Cross Keys HS, Atlanta, Ga.
1970-74 Two-year letterwinner, Davidson College
1974 B.A. in history, Davidson College
1980 M.Ed. in physical education/education administration, Georgia State University
Personal Data
Full Name Steven R. Shankweiler
Age 60
Born August 29, 1952 in Fort Bragg, N.C.
Wife the former Patti Ann Thompson of Atlanta, Ga.
Children Lori, Jennifer, Kort
Grandchildren Ross, Maddie, Tate
Steve Shankweiler joined the University of South Florida coaching staff as the offensive line coach in January of 2010.

In just two seasons at USF, Shankweiler has implemented a toughness that is evident in the 2011 offensive line. Despite losing three seniors from the 2010 squad and moving one of the returnees from guard to center, the Bulls' line turned into the best in the BIG EAST and one of the top units in the country. USF ranked in the top 35 nationally and first in the BIG EAST in both rushing offense and sacks allowed.

Winning is synonymous with Shankweiler, who was a part of seven bowl appearances during three separate coaching stints at ECU, which included the Pirates' magical run in 1991 that resulted in a Peach Bowl win over N.C. State and the revitalization of the program that included a Bowl showing in 2006, a victory over No. 24 Boise State in the 2007 Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl and Conference USA titles in 2008 and ‘09.

His third appointment at East Carolina followed a pair of earlier tenures under head coaches Art Baker and Bill Lewis (1987-1991), and Steve Logan (1998-2002).

After being named offensive line coach by Skip Holtz, Shankweiler was quickly elevated to the position of offensive coordinator at ECU.

In 2005, he guided a unit that passed for 2,816 yards, which ranked as the highest total in nearly 10 years (1996) and fourth-best all-time. In addition, Shankweiler coordinated an offense that averaged 393.5 total yards per game, a mark which stands among the school's top 10 in history, and was directly responsible for the successful conversion of former tight end Guy Whimper into a fourth-round draft choice of the New York Giants as a tackle.

Shankweiler followed with another stellar performance a year later, coordinating a unit that set a new school single-season record for first downs (264), while turning in the school's third-best passing mark (3,024 yards) and sixth-best total offense tally (4,526) in the program's annals. Perhaps more impressive was that the success came behind a line he developed and tutored, which featured just one senior and two full-time rookie starters, who both earned selection to the Conference USA All-Freshman squads (media and coaches).

The Pirates' rushing attack, which ranked among the nation's top 35 with a 182.9 yards-per-game average, was perhaps the primary beneficiary of what college football experts and media members cited was one of Shankweiler's best coaching efforts. Four of ECU's five starting linemen, including one freshman, earned post-season accolades from Conference USA after creating running room for Chris Johnson that allowed the senior to turn in the program's first single-season 1,000-yard performance in four years.

In addition, he helped coordinate an offensive unit that set a pair of single-season scoring records as the Pirates tallied 52 touchdowns and rang up 403 points - surpassing the previous standard that was set in 1979.

Shankweiler followed up by developing former guard Sean Allen into an all-conference performer at the center position in 2008. Furthermore, he successfully juggled personnel around a deficiency at the left tackle spot after a pair of knee injuries limited senior starter Stanley Bryant to only six games.

His line's play was a critical element in allowing Patrick Pinkney to complete 41-of-51 passes (80.4 percent) in season-opening victories against nationally-ranked opponents Virginia Tech and West Virginia. In addition, Shankweiler's unit also served a key role in the Pirates' ball-control philosophy in the second half of the campaign after injuries and other hurdles knocked five starters out of the lineup after a 3-3 start.

Prior to his arrival at ECU, Shankweiler served as offensive line coach at South Carolina in 2004 after spending the previous season in the same capacity at the University of Cincinnati.

After Shankweiler joined the ECU staff in 1998 as offensive line coach, he immediately helped the Pirates to three consecutive winning seasons and bowl appearances in 1999 (Mobile Alabama Bowl), 2000 ( Bowl) and 2001 (GMAC Bowl). He coached a pair of first-team All-Conference USA performers in center Sherwin Lacewell (1999-2000) and tackle Brian Rimpf (2001-2002), who later went on to earn a Senior Bowl invitation and was selected in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens.

Prior to a pair of high school head coaching positions in the state of Georgia from 1995 to 1997, Shankweiler was Lewis' offensive coordinator at Georgia Tech for three seasons beginning in 1992, where he guided the Yellow Jackets' to their second-highest rated offense in school history.

Shankweiler first joined the East Carolina program in 1987 as offensive line coach and offensive coordinator, and played a key role in one of the most successful seasons in Pirate history in 1991. After falling to Illinois 38-31 in the opener, ECU ran off 11 consecutive wins and capped the campaign with a 37-34 win against North Carolina State in the Peach Bowl to earn a final No. 9 national rank.

Shankweiler began his collegiate coaching career at The Citadel in 1980, leading the Bulldogs to the top of the Southern Conference rankings in total defense and passing offense as defensive and offensive line coach before moving on to accept the offensive coordinator's position at Western Kentucky in 1984.

A seven-time football and track letterman at Davidson, Shankweiler earned All-SoCon honors and served as captain of the Wildcats' track program in 1974.

Shankweiler earned a bachelor's degree in history from Davidson in 1974 before following with a master's degree in physical education and education administration from Georgia State in 1980.

Shankweiler and his wife Patti are the parents of two daughters, Lori and Jennifer, and one son, Kort, a former fullback at ECU, who is now the running backs coach at Central Michigan.