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Bob Shipley leaves Brownwood to take analyst job with Texas Longhorns football

By Mike Skow, mskow@ktxs.com
Published On: Apr 22 2013 09:08:50 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 22 2013 09:09:50 PM CDT

Bob Shipley has resigned his position as head football coach at Brownwood High School. He is moving to Austin, taking a defensive analyst job with the University of Texas Longhorns football program.

"It's been the best. Brownwood has been the best, that's saying a lot because I even went home to my home town of Burnet," Shipley said.

Shipley coached the Lions to a 38-14 record and has a 125-46 overall record as a head coach. 

He coached the Lions to a pair of district titles, 4 playoff appearances and the 2010 3A Div. II state semifinals.

"While we are disappointed to see Coach Shipley leave, we are happy for him and the great opportunity he has," said Brownwood ISD Superintendent, Dr. Reece Blincoe, in a statement. "Bob has done a great job for all BISD athletic groups."

Shipley follows his sons to Austin, joining the staff coached by Mack Brown. His oldest son, Jordan, was a standout receiver from the team, and exhausted his eligibility in 2009. Jaxson is about to begin his junior year with the program.

On the school's football website, www.mackbrown-texasfootball.com, it explained his job was part of a newly created position. The Football Analyst job will keep him behind the scenes, working in the team's player personnel department. He's expected to co-coordinate the walk-on program, assist with film preparations and assist with high school relations.

In a statement from Longhorns head coach Mack Brown, Shipley's new boss had this to say.

"We;re so excited that Bob Shipley is joining our staff," Brown said. "We've obviously known hims for a long time, and he's been a highly successful high school coach who has a great deal of respect from his peers. His addition to our staff immediately makes our High School Relations and Player Personnel Department stronger. We're thrilled to have him on board."

The Brownwood Lions could have their new head coach by the end of the week. Defensive coordinator Chuck Howard has already been recommended as Shipley's replacement.