Offensive Coaching Staff

Josh Kirkland | Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator

Josh Kirkland joined the University of the Incarnate Word coaching staff as the assistant head coach and running backs coach in the spring of 2018. He added recruiting coordinator duties in Jan. 2019.
 
In his first season with the Cardinals, Kirkland helped guide UIW to the best season in program history. The Cardinals were 1-10 overall (1-7 in Southland Conference action) in 2017 before Kirkland and the staff led them to a 6-4 regular season record, a conference championship, and the program’s first FCS Playoff appearance.
 
Kirkland tutored first team All-SLC selection Ra’Quanne Dickens, who recorded two 200+ yard rushing performances: 213 yards at Central Arkansas (Nov. 10); 220 yards vs. SFA (Sept. 15). Dickens went on to set multiple single season records through the 2018 season.
 
Dickens broke the program record for single season rushing yards (1,117), becoming the program’s first 1000-yard rusher. He finished the season ranked second in the SLC and finished in the top 20 in the FCS in rushing yards. Dickens also set the program record for rushing touchdowns (14, which led to a program-high 84 points scored), and 100-yard rushing games in a single season (5).
 
Following the regular season, Dickens earned FCS All-American honors from both HERO Sports and FCS STATS.
 
Dickens finished his career with 1,524 rushing yards, good for fourth in program history. He racked up these yards in just two years.
 
The UIW offense set team records in total offense (5,314), total points (357), and touchdowns (48). It also set single game records with most yards of total offense (656) and most all-purpose yards gained (747), both against UCA on Nov. 10.
 
Prior to UIW, Kirkland, a Levelland, Texas, native, was the athletic coordinator and head football coach at Lehman High School (Texas). Under his tutelage, Lehman broke the record for passing yards and completion percentage.
 
Prior to Lehman, Kirkland was the athletic coordinator and head football coach at El Paso Parkland High School.
 
In 2016, Kirkland was hired at EP Parkland and led the Matador football team -- who was 4-6 overall the previous year -- to an 8-4 record and a second-round playoff appearance. Under Kirkland, Parkland led the state in rushing yards (3,924 yards) and was third in total offense (6,351 total yards).
 
With Kirkland as athletic coordinator, academic retention at EP Parkland increased by 27 percent in all athletic programs, while seven players signed on to college scholarships.
 
On the field, EP Parkland broke records in every offensive category with Kirkland at the helm.
 
As the running back coach for Christian Life in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Kirkland coached a 9-3 team that had 2,942 yards on the ground.
 
Kirkland also spent time as the offensive coordinator at Houston Westbury, where his team averaged 213.0 rushing yards per game.
 
Kirkland began his coaching career as a running backs coach at Daingerfield High School (Texas) where three of his running backs amassed more than 1,000 yards in a 13-2 season.
 
Kirkland earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from West Texas A&M University in 2010 and a Master of Arts in Education, with a specialty in Teacher Leadership and Coaching, from Grand Canyon University in 2014.
 
Kirkland is married to Marina. The couple has two sons, Kash and Krew, and are expecting their third child in the fall.


Cody Crill | Offensive Coordinator

Cody Crill joined the University of the Incarnate Word football staff as the offensive coordinator in the spring of 2018.
 
In his first season as the offensive coordinator, the Cardinals had the most successful year in program history, marked by a Southland Conference championship and an FCS Playoffs berth. UIW was 1-10 overall and 1-7 in SLC action in 2017, resulting in one of the best turnarounds in program history when the Cardinals posted a 6-4 record in 2018 (six wins ties the program record).
 
Crill helped guide UIW to multiple season records, including total offense (5,315), total points (357), and touchdowns (48).
 
The Cardinals also received multiple postseason awards, including seven all-SLC honors and a Southland Conference Freshman of the Year selection (QB Jon Copeland). Copeland went on to shatter the single season passing record, amassing 2,984 yards and earned FCS freshman All-American honors from HERO Sports.
 
Copeland became the third QB in program history to throw for over 2,000 yards in a single season. He also set single season records for pass attempts (368), pass completions (208), passing touchdowns (22), passing efficiency (137.3), yards per pass (8.1), and yards per game (298.4). Additionally, Copeland set the record for total offensive yards (3,061) and touchdowns responsible for (25).
 
Copeland recorded 400 yards in two consecutive games (vs. SLU and at Lamar), and finished the season with five games of over 300 passing yards, becoming the first quarterback in program history to throw for 300 yards in four or more games in a single season.
 
In addition to Copeland, Ra’Quanne Dickens, Phillip Baptiste, and Kody Edwards set records for the Cardinals. Dickens became UIW’s first 1000-yard rusher and set a program record for single season rushing yards with 1,117. He also set program records for rushing touchdowns (14) and 100-yrad rushing games in a single season (5).
 
Senior wide receivers Kody Edwards (932 yards) and Baptiste (905 yards) each set records on the outside in 2018. Baptiste broke single season program records in receptions (59), receiving touchdowns (9), and receptions per game (5.36), while Edwards set program bests with five 100-yard receiving outings and 1,389 all-purpose yards. Edwards also broke the program record for career receiving yards (2,353) and receptions (140), and he tied the program record for receiving touchdowns (14).
 
Crill comes to UIW after nine seasons at Navarro College, the final three of which he served as the head coach. Since he arrived at Navarro, the Bulldogs accumulated a 97-24 record, three conference titles, four bowl wins and the 2010 NJCAA national championship. He has guided 30 offensive linemen to the Division I level and several former players have played in the NFL.
 
With Crill at the helm in his final three seasons, Navarro compiled a 19-11 record. In 2017, the Bulldogs ranked No. 17 in the final NJCAA Poll following a 6-4 campaign and a spot in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference (SWJCFC) semifinal game.
 
The 2016 Bulldogs were 6-3 overall. They won their final three regular-season games and finished ranked No. 9 in the NJCAA Poll. In 2015, Navarro finished with a 7-4 record and were SWJCFC runner-up
 
In 2014 with Crill in charge of the offense, the Bulldogs averaged 52.8 points and ranked third nationally in total offense (612.3 yards per game), second in rushing yardage, and first in per-game rushing (335.1 yards). That season, Navarro went 7-3 and finished No. 14 in the final NJCAA Poll. The squad was also the highest scoring team in Navarro football history with 528 points (52.8 points per game).
 
In 2012, Navarro had the No. 1 scoring offense in school history (43.4 points per game), No. 1 rushing offense in the NJCAA (307 yards per game), and finished No. 7 nationally in total offense (484 yards per game) en route to Southwest Junior College Football Conference and Heart of Texas Bowl Championships.  The Bulldogs were ranked in the NJCAA Top 5 statistically in each season with Crill.
 
Crill came to Navarro College from Winston-Salem State University where he spent three seasons as the offensive line coach.
 
Prior, he was at Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) where he coached both offensive and defensive lines as well as the running backs and fullbacks.
 
Before TVCC, he spent two years as the defensive ends coach at his alma mater, Angelo State University, in San Angelo, TX.
 
A graduate of Angelo State University, he received both his bachelor’s (2002) and master’s degrees (2004) in Kinesiology there.
 
Originally from San Angelo, he lives in San Antonio and has two daughters, Cathryn and Kaylee.


Clint Killough | Quality Control - Wide Receivers

Clint Killough – a Cardinal alum -- began his first season on staff with the University of the Incarnate Word football program in 2018. He is the quality control coach working with the inside receivers.
 
Killough was part of a staff that engineered the most successful year in program history, marked by a Southland Conference championship and a berth to the FCS Playoffs. UIW, who was 1-10 overall and 1-7 in SLC action in 2017, had one of the best turnarounds in program history with a 6-4 record (six wins ties the program record).
 
Killough helped guide UIW to multiple season records, including total offense (5,315), total points (357), and touchdowns (48).
 
Senior wide receivers Kody Edwards (932 yards) and Phillip Baptiste (905 yards, first team All-SLC) each set records on the outside in 2018. Baptiste broke single season program records in receptions (59), receiving touchdowns (9), and receptions per game (5.36), while Edwards set program bests with five 100-yard receiving outings and 1,389 all-purpose yards. Edwards also broke the program record for career receiving yards (2,353) and receptions (140), and he tied the program record for receiving touchdowns (14).
 
Prior to returning to San Antonio, Killough was a defensive and offensive graduate assistant at Bowling Green State University from 2017-18. While in Bowling Green, Killough worked with the secondary before transitioning over to the offensive side of the ball with the wide receivers.
 
Before joining the BGSU staff, Killough, a San Antonio native, played for the Cardinals for three years, one of which he suffered a season-ending injury after just three games as a junior. While in the red and black, Killough had 54 receptions for 692 yards and two touchdowns, including a 90-yard touchdown reception that still stands as a school record for longest touchdown from scrimmage. Killough was also named to the Southland Commissioner’s Honor Roll as a senior and inducted into the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.
 
Killough graduated from UIW with a bachelor’s degree in finance in 2015. Killough is the son of Tim and Vicki Killough, and has a younger brother, Brody.  Killough was born June 11, 1993.


Jordan Davis | Wide Receivers/Academic Coordinator

Jordan Davis joined the University of the Incarnate Word football staff as the wide receivers coach in the spring of 2018.
 
Davis was part of a staff that engineered the most successful year in program history, marked by a Southland Conference championship and a berth to the FCS Playoffs. UIW, who was 1-10 overall and 1-7 in SLC action in 2017, had one of the best turnarounds in program history with a 6-4 record (six wins ties the program record).
 
Davis helped guide UIW to multiple season records, including total offense (5,315), total points (357), and touchdowns (48).
 
Senior wide receivers Kody Edwards (932 yards) and Phillip Baptiste (905 yards, first team All-SLC) each set records on the outside in 2018. Baptiste broke single season program records in receptions (59), receiving touchdowns (9), and receptions per game (5.36), while Edwards set program bests with five 100-yard receiving outings and 1,389 all-purpose yards. Edwards also broke the program record for career receiving yards (2,353) and receptions (140), and he tied the program record for receiving touchdowns (14).
 
Prior to UIW, Davis was an offensive graduate assistant at Texas Tech University, where he worked closely with Eric Morris, then the offensive coordinator for the Red Raiders, during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
 
In 2017, Davis helped guide TTU to a top-10 national ranking in passing offense. The Red Raiders also ranked 16th in passing offense, averaging 474.6 yards per game, including 333.7 yards through the air. Texas Tech played in the Birmingham Bowl to conclude the 2017 season.
 
Davis also helped the Red Raiders to a nation-leading 566.6 yards of total offense and 463 passing yards per game in 2016.
 
Prior to his time as a graduate assistant, Davis played for the Texas Tech for three years. He recorded 43 receptions for 398 yards and two touchdowns for the Red Raiders.
 
In 2011, Davis played for Southwestern Oklahoma State, where he appeared in 11 games and made 20 receptions for 225 yards with a team-leading three touchdowns.
 
Davis graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in university studies in 2014 and a master's degree in interdisciplinary studies in 2017.


Jordan Shoemaker | Offensive Line Coach

Jordan Shoemaker joined the University of the Incarnate Word football staff as the offensive line coach in the spring of 2018.
 
In his first season with the Cardinals, Shoemaker helped guide UIW to the best season in program history. The Cardinals were 1-10 overall (1-7 in Southland Conference action) in 2017 before Shoemaker and the staff led them to a 6-4 regular season record, a conference championship, and the program’s first FCS Playoff appearance.
 
Shoemaker was in charge of an offensive line that helped block for All-SLC selection/two-time All-American (FCS STATS and HERO Sports) Ra’Quanne Dickens and SLC Freshman of the Year/All-American (HERO Sports) Jon Copeland.
 
Dickens broke the program record for single season rushing yards (1,117), becoming the program’s first 1000-yard rusher. He finished the season ranked second in the SLC and finished in the top 20 in the FCS in rushing yards. Dickens also set the program record for rushing touchdowns (14, which led to a program-high 84 points scored), and 100-yard rushing games in a single season (5).
 
Dickens finished his career with 1,524 rushing yards, good for fourth in program history. He racked up these yards in just two years.
 
The UIW offense set team records in total offense (5,314), total points (357), and touchdowns (48). It also set single game records with most yards of total offense (656) and most all-purpose yards gained (747), both against UCA on Nov. 10.
 
Copeland shattered the single season passing record, amassing 2,984 yards. With these yards, Copeland became the third QB in program history to throw for over 2,000 yards in a single season. He also set single season records for pass attempts (368), pass completions (208), passing touchdowns (22), passing efficiency (137.3), yards per pass (8.1), and yards per game (298.4). Additionally, Copeland set the record for total offensive yards (3,061) and touchdowns responsible for (25).
 
Copeland recorded 400 yards in two consecutive games (vs. SLU and at Lamar), and finished the season with five games of over 300 passing yards, becoming the first quarterback in program history to throw for 300 yards in four or more games in a single season.
 
Prior to working at UIW, Shoemaker helped lead Magnolia West to become co-district champions and bi-district champions with a 9-2 record and an appearance in the second round of the playoffs.
 
Before Magnolia West, Shoemaker spent five seasons working in the Baylor football program. In his final two seasons with the Bears, he was an assistant director and analyst.
 
While there, Shoemaker helped guide a Baylor team who won two Big 12 Championships (2013, 2014), the 2012 Bridgepoint Holiday Bowl, the 2015 Russell Athletics Bowl, and the 2016 Motel 6 Cactus Bowl.
 
His responsibilities involved scouting, video cut-ups, opposing film breakdown and statistical analysis, in addition to assisting with the day-to-day operations duties.
 
On the field, Shoemaker worked with the offensive line and tight ends all five years. His on-field responsibilities included working with Bears in technique, drill work, and play recognition.
 
While at Baylor, Shoemaker worked with multiple NFL offensive linemen, including Kyle Fuller, Spencer Drango, Cyril Richardson, Kelvin Palmer, Blake Muir and Jarell Broxton. He helped lead Baylor to the No. 1 rushing offense and No. 1 total offense in the Big 12 in four of his five years. Additionally, Baylor had the top scoring offense in the Big 12 in three of his five years with the Bears.
 
Shoemaker previously served three seasons as a graduate assistant working with the offensive line and punt coverage unit. He earned his master’s degree in sports management from BU in 2015.
 
Prior to Baylor, Shoemaker spent five years as an offensive lineman at the University of Houston from 2006-10, where he played in 44 games with 28 starts. In his last season with the UH program, Shoemaker played for current UIW head coach Eric Morris.
 
Shoemaker was part of an offensive line that cleared the way for an offense that led the nation in total offense and passing yards in 2009, and ranked No. 1 in total offense and No. 2 in passing yards in 2008. Shoemaker sat out as a redshirt in 2006 and played in nine games as a freshman in 2007 before making six starts during the 2008 season, 10 starts in 2009 and 12 starts in 2010 for the Cougars.
 
A graduate of Midlothian High School in his hometown of Midlothian, Texas, Shoemaker earned all-district honors as a sophomore, junior and senior on both the offensive and defensive line. He was inducted into the Midlothian Athletics Hall of Honor Class of 2015.
 
Shoemaker is married to Samantha Shoemaker.