Bill Shuey enters his first season with the Jaguars in 2022 as the team's outside linebackers coach and his 16th season in the NFL. Prior to joining Doug Pederson's staff in Jacksonville, Shuey spent four seasons in a variety of roles with the Chicago Bears and 11 years with the Philadelphia Eagles.
In 2021, Shuey was promoted to outside linebackers coach. LB Robert Quinn set the Bears single-season sack record with 18.5 sacks in just his second year in Chicago. Quinn was also named Second Team All-Pro and selected to his third Pro Bowl. The 11-year veteran had 49 total tackles, including 17 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks and 22 QB hits, while Chicago's defense finished fourth in the NFL with 49 sacks. Before going on injured reserved, LB Khalil Mack produced 6.0 sacks in seven contests, the second-highest total through the first seven games in a season in Mack's career. Second-year LB Trevis Gipson started nine games and had 7.0 sacks and five forced fumbles after seeing limited playing time in his rookie campaign.
From 2019-20, Shuey was the pass rush analyst and assistant linebackers coach with the Bears. In 2020, LB Roquan Smith had a breakout season earning Second Team All-Pro honors for the first time in his three NFL seasons after registering 139 total tackles (98 solo), including 4.0 sacks and 18 tackles for loss, seven passes defended and six quarterback hits. His 18 tackles for loss led all defensive players in the NFC.
In 2019, Chicago's linebackers played an integral role in the Bears run defense that allowed just 102.0 rushing yards per game, which ranked fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL. Shuey's first role with the Bears came as a defensive quality control coach in 2018, where he worked with the defensive line, inside linebackers and special teams.
Prior to his arrival in Chicago, he spent six seasons at Widener University (2014-17) and West Chester University (2012-13). At Widener, Shuey served as assistant head coach, defensive coordinator, co-special teams coordinator, secondary coach and recruiting coordinator. In 2017, Widener led the nation with nine defensive touchdowns and ranked ninth with 3.5 sacks per game. The Pride also finished in the top 30 nationally in scoring defense while three defenders earned All-America honors. In 2016, Widener ranked fourth nationally in rushing defense (67.9 yards per game) and 10th in sacks (3.6 sacks per game).
In 2015, the Widener defense finished the season ranked seventh nationally in total defense, third in sacks and tackles for loss, sixth in passing defense and fourth on third down conversions under Shuey's tutelage. The Widener defense led the program to a No. 10 overall ranking in the national polls and a 12-1 record in 2014. The defense ended the season ranked second nationally against the run as well as third in interceptions and tackles for loss. Widener's defense held opponents to 68.0 rushing yards per game and yielded seven rushing touchdowns all season.
Prior to Widener, Shuey worked for two seasons as the linebackers coach for West Chester University. In 2013, the Golden Rams amassed a school-best 13-2 record that included three NCAA Tournament victories and a trip to the Division II semifinals.
Before arriving at West Chester, Shuey was a member of the Eagles organization for 11 seasons, which included eight on Andy Reid's coaching staff. Shuey and Jaguars Head Coach Doug Pederson coached on the same staff in Philadelphia for two seasons (2009-10). He spent four years as a defensive coach and worked directly under defensive coordinators Jim Johnson and Sean McDermott. Prior to working on the defensive side of the ball, he spent four seasons with the offensive coaching staff with coordinators Brad Childress and Marty Mornhinweg.
Prior to coaching, Shuey played for the Lehigh Valley Panthers of the Colonial Football Alliance and the Pittsburgh Colts of the Grassroots Football League. He received his bachelor's degree in sport management from Slippery Rock in 1995 with a minor in business administration and his master's degree in physical education from West Virginia in 1998.
A native of Bethlehem, Pa., Shuey and his wife, Maura, have one daughter, Ella, and two sons, Jack and Luke.