Steve Shimko – The New Boston College Offensive Coordinator
Steve Shimko will take charge of Boston College’s offense this season as their offensive coordinator, replacing John McNulty. Working alongside new associate offensive head coach Rob Chudzinski.
Shimko has made an extraordinary difference on BC’s offense during his two years with the program. He was instrumental in grooming transfer tight end Trae Barry to become an All-ACC performer.
Early Life and Education
Stephen Shimko was born and raised in Norwalk, Connecticut. In 1953 he enlisted in the military and served in both Korea and Germany before relocating to Texas with Melba where they raised two children: Kimberly and Stephen Allen. Stephen served as water supervisor/analyst for both Hamilton and Lampasas City Governments.
Shimko brings tremendous experience as co-offensive coordinator to the Hurricanes. He has led some of the most storied offensive units in college football history – such as Rutgers’ historic offense which set records in points, yards and rushing touchdowns under Chudzinski.
Shimko also brings professional experience, having served for two seasons as the quarterbacks coach of the Seattle Seahawks and helping develop Russell Wilson into an All-Pro quarterback during this period.
Steve Shimko holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering and works for McKim & Creed, an engineering, planning, and geomatics firm. With 15+ years of experience and projects completed in numerous parts of the world, he brings invaluable skills.
Shimko began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Rutgers in 2013. Since then, he has gone on to coach with Seattle Seahawks as their assistant quarterbacks coach last season and Garden City Community College where he helped guide them to an NJACC championship victory.
Shimko says his experience at Garden City taught him more than he ever could have expected, from working with players from varied backgrounds, work ethic, and personalities, to coaching BC quarterback Phil Jurkovec.
Achievement and Honors
Shimko was recently honored by being chosen to the International Communication Association’s Fellow list, an accolade bestowed upon those who make significant contributions to communication while serving the association through leadership, teaching, service or research.
Shimko served as Seattle Seahawks assistant quarterbacks coach for two seasons, helping develop Trae Barry into an all-ACC tight end player. Furthermore, as offensive coordinator of Garden City Community College he won an NJACC national championship.
He recently appeared on Netflix’s show, “Last Chance U,” highlighting junior college football. According to him, the show does not misrepresent JUCO players and that they work hard towards reaching higher levels. Furthermore, he has been involved in various high-profile cases such as defending an oil company president against environmental claims.
Shimko decided after suffering an injury to leave behind playing and turn to coaching as his chosen profession. He first joined Greg Schiano at Rutgers before working alongside PJ Fleck at Western Michigan and Brian Schottenheimer at University of Georgia.
Shimko found junior college football to be transformative, learning how to coach players from varied backgrounds, work ethics and personalities. Now at Boston College where he coaches tight ends and quarterbacks.
Jeff Hafley opted for familiarity and continuity when elevating Shimko as co-offensive coordinator alongside Rob Chudzinski as offensive analyst, believing they will assist redshirt senior quarterback Phil Jurkovec and backup Emmett Morehead improve their offense.
Shimko has achieved an impressive 21-11-0 record during his two years coaching in the NFL. He drew inspiration from Super Bowl champion Pete Carroll and long-term college and NFL OC Brian Schottenheimer; but more than that he learned a great deal from coaching players such as Russell Wilson.
Shimko is currently helping Phil Jurkovec develop into a top-level NFL talent.
Jeff Hafley prioritized continuity and familiarity when elevating both Shimko and Rob Chudzinski to co-offensive coordinator positions. Federal courts accord strong deference to arbitration awards; only rarely will they overturn them, such as when arbitrators manifest misconduct or show an obvious disregard of law; Shimko argued he was misclassified but this plea has failed.