Steve Shields

Steve Shields (born March 9, 1965)

Teams coached: Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans
Arkansas-Little Rock record: 192-178 (.519)
Overall record^: 192-178 (.519)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2020 Tarleton State (asst)
2017-2019 Southern Miss (asst)
2016-2017 Missouri (asst)
2015-2016 Missouri (special asst. to the HC)
2003-2015 Arkansas-Little Rock
2000-2003 Arkansas-Little Rock (asst)
1996-2000 McLennan CC
1995-1996 Kilgore CC (asst)
1993-1995 Pensacola JC (asst)
1990-1993 McLennan CC (asst)

Steve Shields Facts

  • Stephen Leonard Shields
  • Born March 9, 1965
  • Hometown: Waco, Texas
  • Alma Mater: Baylor University (BA, 1988 & M.Ed, 1992)
  • Started his collegiate career at Oklahoma City, but eventually landed at Baylor, where he played golf for his father
  • Began coaching at alma mater Reicher Catholic HS in Waco, Texas, spending one year each as an assistant and head coach
  • Moved on to the CC/JC level, with stints at McLennan CC in Waco, where he had previously played basketball prior to his transfer to Baylor, Pensacola JC (FL) and Kilgore CC (TX)
  • Returned to McLennan in 1996, spending the next four years there as the head coach
    • Named Texas Junior College Coach of the Year in 1998
  • Joined Porter Moser‘s staff as an assistant at Division I Arkansas-Little Rock in 2000, spending three seasons in that role
  • Elevated to head coach of the Trojans in 2003 and led the team for the next twelve seasons
    • Went 192-178 overall, becoming the winningest head coach in the history of the program
    • Won or shared five Sun Belt titles and led the Trojans to the NCAA Tournament in 2011
    • Awarded 2004 Sun Belt COY honors after going 17-12 and winning the Sun Belt outright in his first year at the helm
    • Fired in 2015 after going 13-18 and 15-17 in the previous two seasons
  • Spent the next two years at Missouri with Kim Anderson, first as a special assistant then as a full assistant coach
  • Worked at Southern Miss for two seasons, serving as an assistant coach under Doc Sadler
  • Hired in April 2020 to be on Billy Gillispie‘s staff at Tarleton State for the program’s first year of Division I competition
    • Left the program in December of the same year to return to North Little Rock as the city’s parks director

Steve Shields Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only