- Volunteer Assistant Coach
Shells brings nearly 25 years of track & field coaching experience at the high school and club levels to Cheyney. From 1996-2003, he served as an assistant coach at Norristown Area High School. For 10 years, Shells helped direct the Norristown Track & Field Club from 1992-2002.
Shells assisted in leading a blend of Norristown area middle schools – East Norriton, Eisenhower and Stewart – to the 1999 Penn Relays Boy’s 4x100m championship and the 2000 Penn Relays Girls 4x100m crown.
In five seasons, Shells has helped several Cabrini Cavalier student-athletes to national and regional success. Most notably, Tony Gregory became the first national champion in any sport at Cabrini with a leap of 47’ 11 ¾’’ in the triple jump at the 2006 NCAA indoor final.
Shells mentored current Cavalier Christiana Taylor to a second-place finish at the 2008 indoor national championship in the long jump and a first-place finish in the same event at the ECAC Championship. Additionally, Diamond Jones captured the triple jump crown at the 2005 ECAC Indoor Championship.
At the conclusion of the 2007-08 indoor season, Shells was nominated for the Assistant Coach of the Year honor by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Shells earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University in 1996.
A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Shells currently resides in Norristown, Pa.