Shane Eachus will return to Ursinus for his third year as a member of the football staff. Eachus is in his second season as the Bears' defensive coordinator.
A former Ursinus captain, Eachus spent two years as a graduate assistant at James Madison University under head coach Mickey Matthews before returning to his alma mater. During his first season at James Madison, Eachus mentored two All-Colonial Athletic Association defensive backs, including 1st Team All-CAA selection Dean Marlowe.
In 2013 Eachus was moved to the offensive side of the ball, serving as the offensive assistant for the Dukes. During that season he helped the James Madison offense produce numerous single-season and single-game passing records.
Eachus is certainly no stranger of Collegeville, as he was a four-year letter winner and three-year starting safety for head coach Peter Gallagher and the Bears. During Eachus’ senior year in 2011 he was named a Capital One COSIDA 1st Team Academic All-American defensive back, a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award winner, and served as team co-captain.
In 2010, Eachus helped lead the Bears to the Centennial Conference championship, and was part of a defensive unit that ranked first in the league in total defense, rushing defense, opponent 3rd down conversions and opponent first downs, and surrendered just 17 points per game.
Eachus was successful off the field as well, graduating magna cum laude with a B.S. and double major in Psychology and Media/Communications Studies. He was a member of the Phi Betta Kappa honor society and was named to Centennial Conference S.A.A.C. All-Sportsmanship team in 2010 and 2011.
Eachus graduated from James Madison in 2014 with an M.S. in Kinesiology and a concentration in Sports and Recreation Leadership.
Raised in Aston, Eachus now resides in Collegeville.
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