Coaches Profile – Mitchell Sheppard

We are pleased to announce the addition of Mitchell Sheppard as an Offensive Assistnat for the UNSW Raiders Men team, he will also be assisting with the RGA Youth Gridiron Program.  We welcome Mitchell to Australia and to the UNSW Raiders Gridiron Club.

Coaching Experience and Qualifications:  I recently graduated from the University of California, Davis where I played four years of Division 1 collegiate football as a Quarterback and Wide Receiver. In these four years, I was exposed to a very complex pro-style offense with a balanced rushing and passing game.

As players, we were expected to know how to read defenses and react based on defensive pre-snap and post-snap alignments and movements. While at UC Davis, I took numerous coaching classes that taught me how to interact with players, how to correctly teach an athlete, and how to have success as a coach while maintaining a healthy team culture.

Coaching Philosophy: My coaching philosophy stresses the importance of competitiveness, effort, accountability, and team unity. My teams are characterised as very high in intensity, disciplined, with a drive to win which is reflected in every practice, work out, film study, or game