Coaches

Shawn Terlecky
Defensive Assistant
College:
Mercyhurst University
Hometown:
Niles, Ohio
Experience:
5

Shawn Terlecky enters his fifth season with the Colts and his first as defensive assistant. He has 13 years of coaching experience and previously served as Indianapolis’ defensive quality control coach (2016) and assistant to the head coach (2013-15).

 

In 2016, Terlecky worked primarily with Colts Linebackers Coach Jim Herrmann and the inside linebackers. He helped with the development of first-year inside linebacker Edwin Jackson. After spending time on the Colts practice squad in 2015, Jackson appeared in all 16 games (eight starts) in 2016 and finished third on the team with 61 tackles (42 solo). He also contributed 1.0 tackle for loss and 2.0 sacks. Terlecky also tutored rookie fourth-round pick Antonio Morrison, who played in all 16 games (four starts) and totaled 45 tackles (28 solo) and 3.0 tackles for loss. Veteran inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson spearheaded the group and led the team in tackles (81) for the third consecutive season, while adding 5.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, three passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.

 

From 2013-15, the Colts recorded a 30-18 record, which included two AFC South Division championships and one appearance in the AFC Championship Game in 2014.

 

Prior to the Colts, Terlecky was a defensive intern/quality control coach for Louisiana State University from 2010-12. In the course of those three seasons, the Tigers defense earned national rankings of eighth, second and 12th in total defense. In 2011, LSU also ranked second nationally in scoring defense. He coached in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, AT&T Cotton Bowl and the 2012 BCS National Championship.

 

From 2008-09, Terlecky was the cornerbacks coach/recruiting coordinator for Mercyhurst University. In 2008, the defense ranked 20th nationally in total defense and 16th in scoring defense. In addition, the Laker pass defense led the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and ranked seventh in the country.

 

Terlecky spent three seasons (2005-07) at the University of North Carolina as a graduate assistant with focuses on linebackers (2005), secondary (2006) and the defensive line (2007).

 

He began his coaching career at his alma mater, Mercyhurst University in 2004, where he worked with the outside linebackers and wide receivers.

 

Terlecky graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sports organizational management from Mercyhurst University. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School. Terlecky competed at safety for one year with the Mercyhurst football team as well.

 

Terlecky attended John F. Kennedy High School in Warren, Ohio and was a two-year letterman at safety and wide receiver. He was part of a team that won the Ohio Division IV championship as a junior and was a runner-up as a senior.

 

Terlecky and his wife, Nafeeza, live with their son, Cameron, in Brownsburg, Ind.

 

Coaching Career

2004                Mercyhurst                             Outside Linebackers/Wide Receivers

2005-2007       University of North Carolina   Graduate Assistant

2008-2009       Mercyhurst                             Cornerbacks/Recruiting Coordinator

2010-2012       Louisiana State University      Defensive Intern

2013-2015       Indianapolis Colts                    Assistant to the Head Coach

2016                Indianapolis Colts                    Defensive Quality Control

2017                Indianapolis Colts                    Defensive Assistant

Shawn Terlecky enters his fifth season with the Colts and his first as defensive assistant. He has 13 years of coaching experience and previously served as Indianapolis’ defensive quality control coach (2016) and assistant to the head coach (2013-15).

 

In 2016, Terlecky worked primarily with Colts Linebackers Coach Jim Herrmann and the inside linebackers. He helped with the development of first-year inside linebacker Edwin Jackson. After spending time on the Colts practice squad in 2015, Jackson appeared in all 16 games (eight starts) in 2016 and finished third on the team with 61 tackles (42 solo). He also contributed 1.0 tackle for loss and 2.0 sacks. Terlecky also tutored rookie fourth-round pick Antonio Morrison, who played in all 16 games (four starts) and totaled 45 tackles (28 solo) and 3.0 tackles for loss. Veteran inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson spearheaded the group and led the team in tackles (81) for the third consecutive season, while adding 5.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, three passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.

 

From 2013-15, the Colts recorded a 30-18 record, which included two AFC South Division championships and one appearance in the AFC Championship Game in 2014.

 

Prior to the Colts, Terlecky was a defensive intern/quality control coach for Louisiana State University from 2010-12. In the course of those three seasons, the Tigers defense earned national rankings of eighth, second and 12th in total defense. In 2011, LSU also ranked second nationally in scoring defense. He coached in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, AT&T Cotton Bowl and the 2012 BCS National Championship.

 

From 2008-09, Terlecky was the cornerbacks coach/recruiting coordinator for Mercyhurst University. In 2008, the defense ranked 20th nationally in total defense and 16th in scoring defense. In addition, the Laker pass defense led the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and ranked seventh in the country.

 

Terlecky spent three seasons (2005-07) at the University of North Carolina as a graduate assistant with focuses on linebackers (2005), secondary (2006) and the defensive line (2007).

 

He began his coaching career at his alma mater, Mercyhurst University in 2004, where he worked with the outside linebackers and wide receivers.

 

Terlecky graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sports organizational management from Mercyhurst University. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School. Terlecky competed at safety for one year with the Mercyhurst football team as well.

 

Terlecky attended John F. Kennedy High School in Warren, Ohio and was a two-year letterman at safety and wide receiver. He was part of a team that won the Ohio Division IV championship as a junior and was a runner-up as a senior.

 

Terlecky and his wife, Nafeeza, live with their son, Cameron, in Brownsburg, Ind.

 

Coaching Career

2004                Mercyhurst                             Outside Linebackers/Wide Receivers

2005-2007       University of North Carolina   Graduate Assistant

2008-2009       Mercyhurst                             Cornerbacks/Recruiting Coordinator

2010-2012       Louisiana State University      Defensive Intern

2013-2015       Indianapolis Colts                    Assistant to the Head Coach

2016                Indianapolis Colts                    Defensive Quality Control

2017                Indianapolis Colts                    Defensive Assistant