Samuel Richard Shade (born June 14, 1973) is a football coach and former player, currently the head coach of the Pinson Valley High School football team. He played eight seasons in the NFL from 1995–2002 as a safety for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Washington Redskins. Shade played college football at the University of Alabama and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1995 NFL Draft.
Pinson Valley High School
In February 2020, Pinson Valley High School named Shade as the replacement for Patrick Nix. In his first year as head coach, he helped bring the team back to a successful 12-2 season, including the state championship. He was named 2020 6A Coach of the Year.
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