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Shane Hunter
Shane  Hunter

Position:
Inside Linebackers

Alma Mater:
BYU (2011)


04/25/2017

Shane Hunter - Inside Linebackers Coach

Linebacker coach @hotohunt09 has a valuable aid in returning All-American Micah Kiser to help mentor his position group.


Shane Hunter enters his second season at Virginia on Bronco Mendenhall’s staff and is the inside linebackers coach.

Hunter oversaw first-team All-ACC linebacker Micah Kiser lead the ACC in tackles for the second year in a row with 134, which is tied with former Cavalier great Wali Rainer for fourth-most in a single season in program history. Kiser also earned All-American honors as he ranked No. 4 nationally in tackles. Kiser also was successful in the classroom, earning second-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.

Hunter was a graduate assistant coach on Mendenhall's staff at BYU the last three seasons, where he worked with the defensive front seven and special teams. The former Cougar linebacker was the defensive line coach at Snow College during the 2011 and 2012 seasons and was also the special teams coordinator in his second season with the Badgers.

Hunter is a 2011 graduate of BYU where he earned his degree in exercise science. As a player, Hunter was a middle linebacker for the Cougars during the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons and he started all 13 games as senior. During the 2010 season, Hunter recorded 85 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery and earned honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference honors.

He was also named to the Academic All-Mountain West Conference team and was a member of the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. The Idaho Falls, Idaho native spent his freshman season at Snow College.

Hunter is married to Carrie Draper and the couple has three children.

Coach Hunter
Hometown Idaho Falls, Idaho
High School Idaho Falls HS, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 2003
College BYU, 2011
Family wife, Carrie; three children
Playing Experience
Snow College (2007)
BYU (2008-10)
Coaching Experience
2011 - Snow College
Defensive Line
2012 - Snow College
Defensive Line/Special Teams Coordinator
2013-2015 - BYU
Defensive Graduate Assistant
2016-present - Virginia
Defensive Line
Postseason Experience
Las Vegas Bowl (2008) - player
Las Vegas Bowl (2009) - player
New Mexico Bowl (2010) - player
Fight Hunger Bowl (2013)
Miami Beach Bowl (2014)
Las Vegas Bowl (2015)

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