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Defensive Coaching Staff

Todd Drury
Defensive Coordinator

Todd Drury, who served as the defensive line coach and special teams coordinator at Evangel University for the past two seasons, has joined the Missouri S&T coaching staff as its defensive line coach.

Drury, who was also the strength coordinator for the Crusaders during the last two years, was also a graduate assistant at Evangel for three years while working on his Master’s degree in secondary education.  He went on to serve as the linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at Midland University in Nebraska during the 2012 season before returning to his alma mater a year later.

A native of Peoria, Ill., Drury played tight end at Evangel from 2005-08 and served as a team captain during the 2008 season.  He was a four-year letterwinner for the Crusaders and was part of Evangel’s 2005 squad that won the Heart of America Conference championship and advanced to the NAIA quarterfinals.  He received his bachelor’s degree in social science from Evangel in 2009.


Dawan Ferguson
Student Assistant Football Coach - Secondary

Bio coming soon!

 


 


Tyler Ferrell
Student Assistant Football Coach

Bio coming soon!

 


 


Shane Dowty
Assistant Football Coach (Defensive Backs)

Shane Dowty, who spent the last two seasons as a graduate assistant coach on the staff at Iowa State University, is in his first season as the defensive backs coach for the Missouri S&T football program.

Dowty worked with the defensive backs at Iowa State, where he also helped formulate the weekly scouting reports and game plans, while also being responsible for studying and documenting all of the opponents’ passing game schemes.  In addition, he helped with the coordination of the offensive scout teams and worked with the quarterbacks and wide receivers.

Prior to his stint at Iowa State, Dowty spent two years on the staff at the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, Calif., as the team’s defensive backs coach and one year at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa as the wide receivers coach.  At College of the Desert, a two-year institution, he coached six defensive backs that received offers from the NCAA Division I level.

During the season at Saint Ambrose, the Fighting Bees went 7-3 and were ranked in the NAIA’s top 25 and had a first-team all-conference wide receiver.  He was also an offensive coaching assistant at the University of Iowa during the 2009 and 2010 seasons working with the team’s quarterbacks, including Ricky Stanzi, a fifth-round draft choice of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011.

Dowty, a native of Muscatine, Iowa, began his coaching career at the high school level in 2008 as an assistant coach at Iowa City West High School as he worked with the team’s linebackers.   He received his bachelor’s degree from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business from the University of Iowa in 2010 and earned his master’s from Iowa State in higher education in May 2016.