Dylan Shields enters his first season as Blinn College assistant men’s basketball coach and redshirt program coordinator after serving as the assistant men’s basketball coach at East Central Community College for two seasons.
During his first season at East Central Community College, the Warriors won seven of their last eight games and competed in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Tournament and NJCAA Region 23 Tournament. While at ECCC, Shields recruited and coached three players who went on to sign Division I scholarships. Thurston McCarty signed with Cornell University, Cameron Diggs signed with the University of North Alabama, and Jaquan Dotson signed with Savannah State University.
Prior to his first assistant coaching position at ECCC, Shields spent two seasons with the University of North Texas under head men’s basketball coach Tony Benford. He spent the 2014-15 season as a graduate assistant and video coordinator. In 2015, he took over as the interim director of operations for three months. He spent the 2015-16 season as the assistant director of operations.
Shields was a student manager for the University of Arkansas men’s basketball team all four years that he attended. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.S.E in kinesiology.
He was raised in El Dorado, Ark., and was a three-year letterman on the Parkers Chapel High School basketball team.
Shields is married to Taylor Smith from Choudrant, La.