Lenoir-Rhyne has hired Army offensive coordinator Ian Shields as its next head coach, the school announced Tuesday in a press release.
Shields spent the past five seasons in charge of the Black Knights’ offense, and was their associate head coach this season. Under Shields, Army led the nation in rushing in both 2011 and 2012 and averaged 309.8 yards on the ground this season.
He was the head coach at Eastern Oregon from 2006-07 and takes over a Lenoir-Rhyne program that reached the Division II championship game, finished the season 13-2 and went 7-0 in South Atlantic Conference play while winning its third straight league championship.
Shields replaces Mike Houston, who left for The Citadel last week, and is L-R’s 20th head coach in school history.