Football Coaches
Landon Fox
Head Coach
Chris Limbach
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Brian Dougherty
Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach
Jon Robinson
Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
Brannon Dunn
Defensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator
Brad Bustle
Offensive Line Coach
Fred Gladney
Wide Receivers Coach
Barry Derickson
Tight Ends Coach
RJ Ghilarducci
Nickelbacks Coach
Trent Smart
Associate Director of Sports Performance
Shane Heston
Director of Recruiting
Madison Soliday
Assistant Director of Football Operations
Dena Smiley
Administrative Assistant
Full List
Shane Heston

Shane Heston

Director of Recruiting

Email Shane.Heston@valpo.edu

Shane Heston is entering his second season as Valpo recruiting coordinator in Fall 2021.

Heston was on staff in Spring 2021 as Valpo posted its best winning percentage since 2003 and tied for the squad’s best winning percentage since 1999. The team garnered Pioneer Football League runner-up honors, the program’s highest finish in the league standings since the PFL championship season of 2003.

Heston joined Landon Fox’s staff for the 2020-2021 campaign after previously serving as the recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach at Adrian College, a role he had held since July 2019. He helped two of the team’s wide receivers finish in the top five in receiving yards per game in the conference, including one who led the conference in yards per game, yards per reception and total receiving yards.

During his time at Adrian, Heston also served as the punt return coach, hands team coach, offensive practice film coordinator, study table director, recruiting coordinator, on-campus visit coordinator, camp coordinator and media/social media director.

Heston played cornerback at Olivet College from August 2012 to April 2013 before becoming a student operations manager for the Michigan State football program from March 2014 to January 2017. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication arts and sciences specializing in interpersonal communication in December 2016.

What They’re Saying About Shane Heston

“Shane responds to the call of leadership with hard work and intellect. His remarks and comments are well received by the players and his peers. It is evident that Shane has distinguished himself through his leadership and superior work ethic. He has earned much respect for his willingness to go the extra mile for coaches and players.” -Dave Warner, Michigan State University Co-Offensive Coordinator

“Shane has done a really good job with the players, and additionally, he’s been doing a really great job recruiting for us.” - Adrian College Head Football Coach Jim Deere