|Date of birth||June 3, 1965|
|Place of birth||Baltimore, Maryland|
|Career Record||NCAA - 26-23|
|Team(s) as a coach/administrator|
|Alabama Crimson Tide|
Mike Shula (born June 3, 1965 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American football quarterback coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time This is a List of Athletic Conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA Athletic teams at The University of Alabama are known as the Crimson Tide. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Coach (baseball|Coach (basketball|Coach (ice hockeyIn Sports a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction instruction and training of the operations Most recently, he served as head coach of the University of Alabama football team.
Mike Shula was born on June 3rd, 1965. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. He is the son of Don Shula, the NFL's all-time winningest coach. Donald Francis Shula (born January 4, 1930 in Grand River, Ohio) is an American former professional football coach Shula attended high school at Miami's Christopher Columbus High School, where he won all-state honors and led his team to the state championship game. Christopher Columbus High School is a Catholic, college preparatory all-male high school set on a 24 acre campus in Miami Florida He enrolled at the University of Alabama, where he started at quarterback for three seasons and graduated with a degree in labor relations in 1987. Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. The field of industrial relations (also called labor relations) looks at the relationship between Management and workers particularly groups of workers represented Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) He is a Roman Catholic and is married to Shari Shula. They have three daughters: Samantha, Brooke, and Ryan Lucy.
Mike Shula's football career started with the Crimson Tide, where he was the starting quarterback from 1984-86. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) The team's record during these three seasons was 24-11-1 (. 681), with wins in the Aloha Bowl and the Sun Bowl, plus key victories over USC, Ohio State and Notre Dame. The Aloha Bowl was a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I -A College football bowl game played in ʻAiea Hawaii at Aloha The Sun Bowl is an annual College football Bowl game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso Texas. The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly The Ohio State University ( OSU) is a Coeducational public Research university in the state of Ohio. The University of Notre Dame du Lac (or simply Notre Dame) (ˌnoʊtɚˈdeɪm is a private Roman Catholic Research university located in Despite a lack of overwhelming athletic ability or a particularly strong arm, Shula was known for his gutsy performances in big games. He engineered last minute comebacks against Georgia and Auburn in 1985, both of which are seared into the memory of all Alabama fans. The University of Georgia ( UGA) is a public research University located in Athens, Georgia, the oldest and largest of the Auburn University ( AU or Auburn) is a State university located in Auburn, Alabama, U Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) After graduating from Alabama, Shula was selected in the twelfth round of the 1987 NFL Draft (313th overall pick) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but saw little playing time in 1987, his only season. The 1987 National Football League Draft amateur college selection procedure was known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (often shortened as the Bucs) are a professional American football team based in Tampa Florida. The 1987 NFL season was the 68th Regular season of the National Football League.
Shula has served in assistant coaching positions in the NFL, twice with the Miami Dolphins (his father's former team) plus stints with the Chicago Bears and the Buccaneers, where he was offensive coordinator from 1996 to 1999. The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football team based in the Miami Florida Metropolitan Area. The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. An offensive coordinator typically refers to the coach on a American football team who is in charge of the offense. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) As offensive coordinator under Tony Dungy with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team enjoyed success and narrowly missed the Super Bowl after losing the NFC Championship Game against eventual Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams. Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy (born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and the current Head coach of the The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (often shortened as the Bucs) are a professional American football team based in Tampa Florida. professional American football, the Super Bowl is the Championship game of the National Football League (NFL The St Louis Rams are a professional American football team based in St Following that 1999 NFC Championship Game, Shula was fired as offensive coordinator after the Bucs finished no higher than 22nd in total offense during his tenure.  After his firing from Tampa, Shula went on to be the quarterbacks coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2000-2002, then left to become the head coach of the University of Alabama football team. The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football team based in the Miami Florida Metropolitan Area.
On January 16, 2007 the Miami Herald reported that Mike Shula was a candidate to become the next head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Events 27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. At that point he'd already had two interviews for the job. If the job had gone to Shula, he would have obtained the job Nick Saban (the coach that replaced him at Alabama) had vacated. Nicholas Lou "Nick" Saban (born October 31, 1951, in Fairmont, West Virginia) is an American College football coach and However, on January 19, 2007 the Miami Dolphins announced that Cam Cameron, then offensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers, had been appointed to the job. Malcolm "Cam" Cameron (born February 6, 1961 in Chapel Hill North Carolina) is currently the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens An offensive coordinator typically refers to the coach on a American football team who is in charge of the offense. The San Diego Chargers are a professional American football team based in San Diego California.
On January 25, 2007 the Jacksonville Jaguars named Shula their new quarterbacks coach. Events 41 - After a night of negotiation Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
Mike Shula was hired as head coach at Alabama in May of 2003 after the termination of Mike Price. MAY ( also known as: Mei メイ 메이 is a Korean singer well known in South Korea for singing the song "Miracle" Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Mike Price (born April 6, 1946 in Denver Colorado) is a College football coach, currently the Head coach at the University At the time of his arrival, the program was in great turmoil. In the previous year, the program had been hammered by NCAA sanctions, lost Dennis Franchione to Texas A&M and subsequently fired Mike Price due to his off-field actions. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Dennis Wayne Franchione (born March 28, 1951 in Girard Kansas) also known as Coach Fran, is a former Texas A&M University, often called A&M or TAMU, is a Coeducational public Research University located in College Station Mike Price (born April 6, 1946 in Denver Colorado) is a College football coach, currently the Head coach at the University At the time, he was the second-youngest coach in all of Division I-A football, at age 38. Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States
With the loss of several players from the 2002 team, and an offense that was not fully installed due to time constraints, Alabama suffered through a 4-9 season in 2003. The season was marked by close losses and fourth quarter collapses. In games decided by one score or less, Alabama was 0-6 on the season. Alabama lost overtime games to Arkansas and Tennessee, and generally seemed to be close but not close enough to breaking through virtually all season.
The 2004 season got off to a quick start with Alabama quickly moving to 3-0 with blowout wins over Middle Tennessee, Mississippi, and Western Carolina. However, against Western Carolina, star quarterback Brodie Croyle tore his right ACL on a pass attempt. Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. John Brodie Croyle (kroy-uhl (born February 6 1983 in Rainbow City Alabama) Early years The son of John Croyle a former Defensive end for the The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) is one of the four major Ligaments of the Knee. The injury was a very controversial one, as Croyle was playing in the third quarter against a Division 1-AA school, while leading 31-0. Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States Many felt Croyle should have never been in the game at that juncture. Either way, the injury effectively marked the beginning of the end for the 2004 season. The offense sputtered the rest of the way while suffering even more injuries to several other key players. Starting tailback Ray Hudson suffered a season ending knee injury three weeks later against Kentucky, and starting fullback Tim Castille also suffered a season ending knee injury the following week in the fourth quarter against Tennessee. Backup quarterback Marc Guillon (back) and backup tailback Kenneth Darby (sports hernia) were also sidelined due to injuries. Athletic pubalgia, also called the sportman's hernia or sports hernia, Gilmore's groin or groin disruption, is a medical condition of the Alabama hobbled down the stretch to finish the year 6-6. By the time of the Iron Bowl, the Crimson Tide had a third-string quarterback, with a fourth-string tailback, two true freshman wide receivers, and a true freshman tight end. The Iron Bowl is the name given to the annual intercollegiate football game between the teams of Auburn University and the University of Alabama. All told, the season was, like the year before, marred by close losses. Shula did, however, lead Alabama to its first bowl game since the 2001 season, with a berth in the Music City Bowl against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The Music City Bowl is a post-season American College football Bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played in Nashville Tennessee The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota. Alabama lost the game after the third-string quarterback Spencer Pennington sailed a pass over the head of Tyrone Prothro, who was open in the back of the endzone. Tyrone Prothro (born May 24, 1984, in Heflin, Alabama) is a former American football Wide receiver who played
The 2005 season would see fortunes turn around for Shula and his Alabama team. Despite a catastrophic leg injury suffered by star wide receiver Tyrone Prothro, Alabama went 10-2 with a victory in the Cotton Bowl over the Mike Leach-led Texas Tech Red Raiders. A wide receiver is an offensive position in American and Canadian football Tyrone Prothro (born May 24, 1984, in Heflin, Alabama) is a former American football Wide receiver who played The Cotton Bowl Classic is a United States College football Bowl game played annually since 1937 at the self-named stadium in Dallas Texas Michael C Leach (born in Susanville California) is the current Head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team The Texas Tech Red Raiders are the athletic teams that represent Texas Tech University. The season included blowout wins over Florida and South Carolina, and also included a 6-3 win in an epic defensive classic over the Tennessee Volunteers. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America. The Tennessee Volunteers, are the names of the college sports teams at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville Tennessee. Alabama was ranked third in the nation and in the national championship chase before losing at home in overtime to LSU and being blown out by archrival Auburn on the road. The LSU Tigers football team aka "Fighting Tigers" represents Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge Louisiana, United States in Auburn Tigers is the name given to Auburn University athletic teams The relative success gave Shula his first ten win season in just his third year as head coach and also extended Alabama's lead in respect to having the most ten wins seasons of any program in the nation. Furthermore, the Cotton Bowl appearance and victory extended Alabama's lead in playing in, and winning, more bowl games than any other major school. The Cotton Bowl Classic is a United States College football Bowl game played annually since 1937 at the self-named stadium in Dallas Texas The Tide finished the season ranked eighth in the nation.
Although few expected Alabama to win 10 games again in 2006, expectations generally still called for a solid eight or nine win season. The Tide jumped out of the gate playing well, moving to 3-0 on the heels of clutch kicking and the solid quarterback play of John Parker Wilson. John Parker Wilson (born October 17, 1985, in Hoover Alabama) is currently the starting quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide football The team suffered two consecutive losses to the Arkansas Razorbacks and, the eventual national champion, Florida Gators. The Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the names of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville Arkansas The Florida Gators are the athletic teams that collectively represent the University of Florida in Gainesville Florida. The Tide struggled the rest of the year, as the offense could not consistently move the ball once inside the red zone, and the defense played below previous standards.
The Tide lost to the Tennessee Volunteers after leading for over fifty minutes. The Tennessee Volunteers, are the names of the college sports teams at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville Tennessee. Finally, Alabama was beaten by Mississippi State in Bryant-Denny Stadium, and then lost to LSU and to Auburn in the Iron Bowl to close out the season with a 6-6 record. Mississippi State University is a Land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and Bryant-Denny Stadium, located in Tuscaloosa Alabama, is the home stadium for the University of Alabama football team. The Iron Bowl is the name given to the annual intercollegiate football game between the teams of Auburn University and the University of Alabama.
On November 26, 2006, Alabama Athletic Director Mal Moore notified Mike Shula that he would not be retained as the University of Alabama's head football coach for the 2007 season. 
|Alabama||2004||6||6||. 500||Music City Bowl (Loss)|
|Alabama||2005||10||2||. The Music City Bowl is a post-season American College football Bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played in Nashville Tennessee 833||Cotton Bowl (Win)|
|Alabama||2006||6||6||. The Cotton Bowl Classic is a United States College football Bowl game played annually since 1937 at the self-named stadium in Dallas Texas 500||Independence Bowl (loss under interim coach)|
|Total||4||26||23||. The Independence Bowl is a post-season NCAA -sanctioned Division I College football Bowl game that is played annually at Independence Stadium 531|
Mike Price (fired before coaching a game)
|University of Alabama Head Football Coaches|
Joe Kines (interim)
|Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterback Coaches|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||American football coach|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 3, 1965|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|