New York Jets hire Marcel Shipp as running backs coach

Congratulations to Coach Shipp! Although the UMass football family will miss him, we wish him well at the next level:)

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The Massachusetts football team will soon need to make its second new hire in advance of the 2015 season.

The New York Jets announced Tuesday that Marcel Shipp will become its new running backs coach, a role he held at UMass under Mark Whipple in 2014. Shipp will join the staff of newly hired Jets head coach Todd Bowles.

Shipp was a Minutemen fan-favorite. He played at UMass from 1997-2000 under Whipple and helped the Minutemen win the 1998 Division I-AA National Championship. He’s currently the program’s career leader in rushing yards (6,250), rushing attempts (1,215) and touchdowns (58) and went on to play for the Arizona Cardinals from 2001-07, where he rushed for 2,197 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Bowles and Shipp worked together for one year (2013) when Bowles was the defensive coordinator with the Cardinals and Shipp worked as an intern.

Shipp oversaw a…

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