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Offensive Coaching Staff

Zack Kittley
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Kittley has spent the past three seasons as graduate assistant coach and assistant quarterbacks coach at Texas Tech under head coach Kliff Kingsbury. He was an offensive intern for the Red Raiders in 2014 and a student assistant coach in 2013. Texas Tech finished among the top 10 nationally in passing offense and averaged more than 30 points per game each of the last three seasons, leading the nation in total offense and passing offense and ranking fifth in scoring offense in 2016. The Red Raiders were second nationally in total offense and scoring offense in 2015.
 
Two of Kittley's proteges were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. Pat Mahomes II was one the top quarterbacks in Red Raider history, before being selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 10th overall pick and Davis Webb, who finished his collegiate career at Cal, was drafted with the 87th pick overall by the New York Giants.
 
A native of Lubbock, Texas, Kittley originally went to Abilene Christian to play basketball, but earned a bachelor of arts in history from Texas Tech in 2014, then earned a Master of Science in interdisciplinary studies in 2016. He is the son of Texas Tech head track and field coach Wes Kittley, who is entering his 18th season at the helm of the nationally-ranked program. Kittley and his wife, Emily, were married in February of 2017.


Shannon Kelley
Assistant Head Coach/Inside Receiver Coach

Shannon Kelley, a Houston native, serves as assistant head coach, primarily working with the running backs.

In the Huskies’ inaugural season in 2014, redshirt freshman running back B.J. Kelly earned All-Southland Conference honorable mention, rushing for 735 yards, which included a pair of 100-plus yard performances. During the 2014 season, the HBU running back corps did not fumble on a rushing attempt. In 2015, sophomore Terrance Peters had a pair of 100-plus yard performances and recorded the two longest plays from scrimmage in HBU history.

After several years as a successful partner in an investment firm and real estate developer in Houston, Kelley chased his dream of becoming a college football coach and landed as the quarterbacks coach at Fairmont State University, in his wife’s hometown of Fairmont, W.Va. He coached the Fighting Falcons during the 2009 and 2010 seasons, while also spearheading fundraising efforts for the athletic department. Quarterback Logan Moore threw for 1,874 yards and 18 touchdowns, while rushing for 352 yards and five touchdowns in 2010 to earn West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year honors.

Kelley most recently coached at California (Pa.) University, where he was the director of athletic fund raising and the running backs coach. In 2012, junior running back Lamont Smith earned all-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division honors for the Vulcans, rushing for 1,113 yards and five touchdowns and catching 33 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns.

Kelley played football at the University of Texas from 1984-88, lettering as a junior and senior. The Longhorns made three bowl appearances during his career, including a victory in the Blue Bonnet Bowl over Pitt. He graduated from Texas in 1989 with a degree in communications, then earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas in Houston.

Kelley and his wife, Mary Lou, are the proud parents of four daughters: Shayla, McKenna, Skyla, and Emma. Shayla was a member of LSU’s 2016 national champion gymnastics team, while McKenna was a member of Baylor’s 2016 national champion acrobatics and tumbling team.


Drew O'Daniel
Offensive Line

Drew O’Daniel serves as co-offensive coordinator, running game coordinator and offensive line coach at HBU.

During the Huskies’ early history, O’Daniel coached the offensive line and tight ends, helping Kenneth Bibbins lead all Southland Conference tight ends with 22 receptions en route to second-team all-conference honors.

From 2008-11, he served as an assistant at Copiah-Lincoln Community College and also directed the strength and conditioning program. He was the offensive line and tight ends coach at Western Carolina from 2005-2008, when Darius Fudge rushed for more than 1,000 yards – only the sixth player in Catamount history to achieve the feat. O’Daniel had two stints at the University of North Carolina, serving as operations assistant in 2004, assistant director of video operations in 1998 and graduate assistant from 1999-2001.

O’Daniel was a member of the LSU Tigers from 1993-94, before transferring to Florida State from 1995-97, then became a student assistant coach for the Seminoles.

He worked with the offensive line and tight ends as a graduate assistant at the University of Texas from 2001-2003. After finishing his graduate duties with the Longhorns, O’Daniel became the offensive line and tight ends coach at North Carolina Central University.

The list of highly respected coach’s O’Daniel has worked under is lengthy and includes Bobby Bowden, Mark Richt, Mack Brown, Greg Davis and John Bunting.

O’Daniel, who played football and baseball at Gulf Breeze High School in Gulf Breeze, Florida, earned his bachelor’s degree with a double major in biochemistry and chemistry from Florida State in 1998, then earned a Master’s of education degree from Texas in 2002.


Kendrick Kitchens
Outside Receivers

Kendrick Kitchens is entering his first season working with the Huskies' wide receivers, after serving as an assistant with the defensive backs.

Before coming to HBU, he spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons as the wide receiver coach at Blinn College. During his tenure at Blinn, he coached three conference All-Americans, as well as the 2014 Southwest Junior College Offensive Player of the Year.

Kitchens was previously the wide receivers coach at Willowridge High School in Missouri City, Texas, where he was responsible for teaching a young receiving group the fundamentals and techniques of the position. He coached three wide receivers and one kick returner to all-district honors.

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Kitchens played wide receiver at Jackson State University under head coach James Carson from 1994-97. Kitchens was part of Jackson State's Southwestern Athletic Conference championship teams in 1995 and 1996, and spent part of the 1997 and 1998 seasons in the San Diego Chargers' camp.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Jackson State. Kitchens and his wife, Nikki, have an 8-year old son, and a 2-year old daughter.


Tyler Schovanec
Special Team Coordinator/Running Backs

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