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Shawn Raney
Position: Cornerbacks
Alma Mater: Northwestern Oklahoma State
Graduating Year: 1991
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: (515) 294-7998
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Shawn Raney
Courtesy: A.P.
Release: 12/11/2006

Oklahoma native Shawn Raney worked with a young but rapidly improving secondary last season. Free safety James Smith was an all-Big 12 selection in his second season at Iowa State and is back this fall as the team’s top returning tackler, with 79 tackles in 2007. He also broke up three passes and forced two fumbles. Iowa State nearly doubled its interceptions from the previous season. Raney played a role in the football education of cornerback Allen Bell, who finished his first season in NCAA Division I with 54 tackles and an interception.


Formerly the cornerbacks coach at Alabama-Birmingham and a successful defensive coordinator in the Kansas junior college ranks, Raney is starting his second season working for Iowa State head coach Gene Chizik. Raney coached UAB defensive backs from 2004-2006. Raney and ISU defensive coordinator Wayne Bolt coached the 2004 UAB team that played in the Hawaii Bowl.


Prior to going to UAB, Raney was defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach from 1999-2003 at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kan. While at Butler, the Grizzlies won NJCAA national championships in 1999 and 2002. In 2001, Butler County led the nation in scoring defense. Butler County won the Jayhawk Conference title in 1999 and from 2001-2003.

Among Raney’s former players at Butler is cornerback David Irons of the Atlanta Falcons. Raney coached high school football in Oklahoma after earning all-conference honors twice as a strong safety at Northwestern Oklahoma State. He earned a bachelor’s degree there in 1991.


Raney was a graduate assistant coach at Oklahoma State before coaching as defensive coordinator at Yukon (Okla.) High School. He is married to the former Jennifer Hudson.


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