MONDAY, JULY 31, 2000
Trent Named Defensive Line Coach

July 29, 2000

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Shawn Trent has been named defensive line coach at Jacksonville University, head coach Steve Gilbert announced today. Trent replaces Rick Humphreys, who will coach the linebackers and special teams at JU.

Trent has spent the last seven years as defensive line coach at Edward White High School in Jacksonville, where he helped lead the Commanders to a 59-11 record and five district championships. He was also part of four Gateway Conference championship teams at Ed White, while the Commanders have been ranked in the top-10 in Florida in each of the past six seasons.

Prior to beginning his coaching career, Trent was a three-year starter at Kent State from 1988-91. The bruising fullback ran for 326 yards on 80 carries with a touchdown for the Golden Flashes, while catching 11 passes for 81 yards and a score out of the backfield. Trent, who was known as a solid blocker, also served as one of the Flashes' up-backs on kickoffs where he returned seven kicks for 61 yards (8.7 avg.).

In addition to his football success, the Kenton, Ohio native was also a standout wrestler. He qualified for the Ohio State Championships three times while in high school, and in 1988, was a state runner-up. Following his collegiate football career, Trent returned to wrestling in the Navy from 1992-96, where he trained for the 1996 Olympic Trials before suffering an injury which kept him out of the competition.