Alabama announces JaMarcus Shephard, Nick Sheridan join offensive coaching staff

Alabama head coach Kalen DeBoer announced Tuesday that JaMarcus Shephard will be assistant head coach, co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach while Nick Sheridan will be the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Both Shephard and Sheridan carried over and joined from DeBoer’s previous coaching staff at Washington.

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“Nick and JaMarcus are both fantastic coaches, and we are excited to have them join us at Alabama,” DeBoer stated in a release. “They have experience in our offense, and they know what we are trying to accomplish on that side of the football. They both bring passion and enthusiasm to their work and have proven to be excellent teachers and recruiters at every stop of their careers.”

According to a release, “the financial terms remain subject to approval by The Board of Trustees.”

Shephard has a history coaching wide receivers. Prior to arriving at the Huskies program last season, he coached Purdue wideouts for five years.

At Purdue Shephard coached the likes of David Bell and Rondale Moore who turned into Day 2 picks in the NFL Draft.

Shephard also has previous coaching stops as wide receivers coach at Washington State in 2016 and Western Kentucky, where he began his coaching career, from 2011-2015.

“I have a passion for coaching and developing our football players both on and off the field,” Shephard stated in a release. “The chance to help Coach DeBoer continue the standard at Alabama is something I take a lot of pride in working to accomplish. This is a special place, and I am excited about the opportunities that are in front of us.”

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Sheridan has previous experience coaching with DeBoer.

Sheridan coached tight ends under DeBoer at Indiana in 2019 and again at Washington from 2022-23.

Sheridan was also Hoosiers offensive coordinator from 2020-21 and quarterbacks coach in 2017-18. He spent three years as an offensive graduate assistant at Tennessee, passing-game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Western Kentucky in 2012 and the same roles at South Florida in 2013.

“It is a tremendous opportunity to join Coach DeBoer at Alabama,” Sheridan stated in a release. “I look forward to working with this offensive staff to develop a plan each week to put our team in a position to be successful. There is an unmatched legacy at Alabama, and I understand the importance of upholding that standard while developing our players.”