Mike Sheppard ’73
Wide Receivers Coach, Cincinnati Bengals
Major: Business and Economics; Master’s in Physical Education and Health from Brigham Young University
CLC Athletic Record: Two-sport athlete. Chosen “Outstanding Christian Athlete” and “Outstanding Senior.” Football: wide receiver, named “Outstanding Lineman” in 1971 NAIA Championship game; earned NAIA All-District III honors in 1971 and 1972 and named to the 1972 All-Lutheran College team. Baseball: shortstop/second base, named to the NAIA District III team in 1972 and 1973. Served as captain his senior year and went on to play minor league baseball for the independent Portland Mavericks of the Class A Midwest League. Inducted into Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.
Coaching Experience: 34 years:
- 1974-76, California Lutheran College (assistant coach);
- 1977-78, Brigham Young University (graduate assistant);
- 1979, U.S. International (offensive coordinator);
- 1980-81, Idaho State (assistant coach);
- 1982, Cal State Long Beach (assistant coach);
- 1983, Kansas (offensive coordinator);
- 1984-86, Cal State Long Beach (head coach);
- 1987-91, New Mexico (head coach);
- 1992, California (offensive coordinator);
- 1993-95, Cleveland Browns (tight ends coach/receivers coach);
- 1996, Baltimore Ravens (assistant coach);
- 1997-98, San Diego Chargers (offensive coordinator);
- 1999-2000, Seattle Seahawks (quarterbacks coach);
- 2001, Buffalo Bills (offensive coordinator);
- 2002-05, New Orleans Saints (assistant coach/offensive coordinator).
- Named Cincinnati Bengals assistant coach in 2007.