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Offensive Coaching Staff

Zack Kittley
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Zach Kittley was named HBU's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Jan. 10, 2018.

Kittly 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.


Kendrick Kitchens
Outside Wide Receivers

Kendrick Kitchens is entering his third season working with the Huskies' wide receivers, after serving one season 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

Tyler Schovanec enters his second season at HBU as the special teams coordinator and running backs coach.
 
Prior to joining the Huskies’ staff, Schovanec was the special teams quality control and personnel assistant at Texas Tech in 2017 and was an intern to the football chief of staff for the Red Raiders during the summers from 2013-2015. He was also the running backs and offensive graduate assistant at Case Western University for the 2016 season, during which running back Jacob Burke earned second-team All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference honors, rushing for more than 1,000 yards and ranking 18th in Division III with 16 touchdowns.
 
Schovanec played both baseball and football at Carroll University in Wisconsin from 2012-15, then played his senior season at Case Western, where the baseball program earned a 2016 NCAA Division III playoff berth. He received a bachelor of science in business administration and management from Carroll in 2015 and a Master of science in management and finance from Case Western in 2017.
 
A native of Lubbock, Texas, Schovanec attended Lubbock High School.


Jared Kaster
Offensive Line Coach

Prior to joining the Huskies’ staff, Kaster was the offensive line assistant and offensive quality control for head coach Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech in 2016 and 2017. He played four seasons for the Red Raiders from 2012-2015. Kaster was voted one of five team captains in 2015 and earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention three times at center. He started 37-straight games to finish his career and in 2015, helped pave the way for Texas Tech’s first 1,000 yard rusher since 1998. He earned a bachelor of arts in university studies from Texas Tech in 2015.
 
An Altair, Texas, native, Kaster played at Altair Rice High School, where he was ranked the No. 5 center prospect in the nation by Rival.com, No. 8 by ESPN.com and was a Class 2A All-State selection in 2010.