Shiels returns to Adrian College football as defensive coordinator

    Ron Shiels talks to his defense during a game in his first stint as a coach on the Adrian College football staff.  Shiels was named defensive coordinator for the Bulldogs earlier this week. [Photo courtesy Adrian College]

    Ron Shiels started his coaching career as soon as he could.

    While in college he skipped spring break because he didn’t want to miss any games as a volunteer assistant high school basketball coach.

    “I always knew I wanted to coach,” Shiels said. “I started coaching and I never stopped.”


    The next stop on the Britton native’s coaching career was announced this week. Shiels has been named defensive coordinator for Adrian College’s football team.

    It’s actually a return home for Shiels, who played four years of college football with the Bulldogs and coached there from 2004-09. He was most recently the defensive coordinator at Siena Heights University.

    “I am really excited about this and can’t wait for everything to get going,” Shiels said. “I can’t wait to work with the Adrian College staff and my defensive coaches. This defense can be really good.”

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