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Although not officially retired, Shea McClellin to coach high school football in Idaho

Ryan Hannable
May 17, 2018 - 9:47 am

After being released by the Patriots in March, Shea McClellin has a new job.

Mountain View High School in  Meridian, Idaho announced Wednesday that McClellin is joining the staff as a linebackers coach.

"I don't like to pass up good opportunities, and it was a really good one," McClellin said, via the Idaho Statesman.

The linebacker spent all of last season on injured reserve with reported concussions. He did note even though he's coaching, he's not officially retired.

"There's always a chance I could play again, but it makes it easier to take since I know it's medical reasons keeping me from it," he said.

Added McClellin: "I've always been drawn to coaching. I like to help people out. If I can teach them something I didn’t know when I was their age, it can hopefully help them out. I'm excited to help them as players, but I also learned from [former Boise State coach Chris] Petersen that it's not all about football."

In five seasons in he league between the Bears and Patriots, McClellin has 114 tackles and 8.5 sacks.

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