FOOTBALL SUPPORT STAFF
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Matt Shadeed enters his second season as the Director of Strength and Conditioning with the football program at Arkansas State.
Shadeed’s first season at A-State saw the Red Wolves post a 7-6 overall record and make an unprecedented fourth consecutive appearance in the GoDaddy Bowl. Implementing his high-intensity strength and conditioning program upon his arrival, the results translated on to the field as the Red Wolves broke several school records, including total offense and touchdowns scored, while also ranking among the top 50 teams nationally in 23 statistical categories.
Shadeed came to A-State after spending the previous season with the University of Mississippi football program as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for football. The 2013 season saw the Rebels produce an 8-5 overall record and a 25-17 victory over Georgia Tech in the Music City Bowl under former A-State head coach Hugh Freeze.
Prior to the University of Mississippi, Shadeed was the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he directed the strength and conditioning programs for the women’s basketball and softball teams while assisting with the football program. The Golden Eagles enjoyed a historic year on the football field in 2011, winning 12 games and a Conference USA championship.
Shadeed served as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Nova Southeastern University before going to Ole Miss. While there, he directed the strength programs for men’s basketball, men’s soccer, track and field, swimming and diving, women’s tennis and softball. Shadeed helped the NSU men’s swimming program to a conference championship in its inaugural season.
Shadeed began his career as an intern Strength and Conditioning Coach at Louisiana State University, where he assisted with men’s and women’s basketball, women’s softball, swimming and diving and women’s tennis. He was also instructed by Olympic Hall of Fame weightlifting coach Gayle Hatch during his stint in the Baton Rouge area.
In 2009, Shadeed received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Miss in the field of human performance and recreation with an emphasis in exercise science. He also received his Master of Science in Athletic Administration from Nova Southeastern University and is working towards his Doctor of Philosophy in Neuromechanics from the University of Mississippi.
A native of Hoover, Ala., Shadeed is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified through the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association. At the 2011 CSCCa National Conference, Shadeed was a recipient of the John Stucky Award, which is given to outstanding SCCC candidates who perform highly during the practical portion of the examination. He is also certified by United States Weightlifting as a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach and by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist.
Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations
Jason Andrews enters his second season as the Director of Football Operations with the football program at Arkansas State.
Andrews comes to Arkansas State after spending the previous seven years with the University of North Carolina Athletic Department, where he served as the Assistant Director of New Media for the Tar Heels. During that time he assisted in the coordination of video production for 28 University of North Carolina sports. Andrews served in various roles such as cameraman, director and producer for UNC productions and live events providing videos for GoHeels.com, video boards, coaches’ TV shows, press conferences and other live productions.
Andrews regularly dealt with Tar Heel Sports Properties to fulfill media rights agreements; UNC marketing to promote ticket sales, overall brand recognition and fan enjoyment; and coaches to create game day atmosphere as well as recruiting videos.
Andrews helped produce groundbreaking live football signing day coverage in 2007 for online viewership, which has since become commonplace for all prominent football programs. During his time at UNC, they partnered with ESPN to produce live coverage of Olympic sports using UNC staff and resources and have broadcast on ESPN’s family of networks to cover over 100 athletic events to date, including spring football games, post season baseball, etc.
Andrews was also in charge of creating live game day atmosphere for football and men’s basketball through the use of video board content, in stadium music, band and special performances, lighting enhancements, special presentations and coordinating with TV networks.
Andrews graduated from the University of North Carolina with a B.A. in Communication Studies, Media Production.
Director of Player Personnel
Dave Roberson enters his second season as the Red Wolves’ Director of Player Personnel.
Roberson brings eight years of working at the collegiate level to the Red Wolves, most recently spending the 2012-13 seasons as an assistant coach at Savannah State.
He operated as the Tigers’ outside linebackers coach and recruiting coordinated last season. Roberson helped tutor linebacker Marquis Smith in 2013, when he was named All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference after leading the team in tackles (124) while also posting two fumble recoveries, a sack and an interception.
Roberson went to Savannah State from Penn State, where he served as the offensive quality control coach in 2011 to 2012. He served under Penn State head coaches Joe Paterno and Bill O’Brien during his time at Penn State.
Roberson was part of a successful Southern Miss football program, led by head coach Larry Fedora, during the 2010 season when he worked as a defensive assistant under defensive line coach Deke Adams.
Roberson spent the 2009 campaign at Notre Dame College of Ohio, where he was the special teams and linebackers coach as well as the recruiting coordinator. He assisted head coach Adam Howard in successfully starting an NCAA Division-II program and was directly responsible for overseeing the 2010 Signing Day class of 55 players.
While working as the co-special teams coordinator at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., during the 2008 season, Roberson’s special teams units finished the year among the leaders in several statistical categories in the Northeast Ten Conference.
Prior to his time at Stonehill, Roberson served as the Assistant Director of Football Operations and linebackers coach at Norwich University in 2006 and 2007.
Roberson was a four-year letterman at Wilmington College, where he played linebacker and received his Bachelor of Science in Sport Management in 2003. Roberson is currently working on his Master of Science in Educational Leadership at Penn State University.