Former Baylor great Shawn Bell joined the football staff in December 2016. He serves as an offensive analyst.
The former record-setting Baylor quarterback returns to his alma mater following 10 seasons on the sidelines at the high school level, the last eight as head coach at Cedar Ridge, Magnolia West and Clifton.
Bell spent the 2016 season at Cedar Ridge High School, in Round Rock, Texas, where he was named District 13-6A Coach of the Year after leading the Raiders to an 11-1 mark and the school’s first-ever district championship.
From 2010 to 2015, Bell was head coach at Magnolia West High School in Magnolia, Texas. He led the Mustangs to the postseason every year and compiled a six-year record of 44-27.
His first head coaching stint was in 2009 at Clifton (Texas) High School. In 2008, Bell worked under his father, central Texas coaching icon and long-time China Spring head coach Mark Bell, on the CSHS staff. He began his coaching career in 2007 working with the wide receivers at Stony Point High School in Round Rock.
Bell re-wrote the passing records during his time as Baylor’s quarterback from 2003-06, owning 28 school records at the conclusion of his career. His 5,666 career yards and 38 career TDs currently stand as the fifth most all-time.
He was a 2006 All-Big 12 honorable mention selection following his senior season. Bell’s legacy includes an unforgettable Baylor highlight when he threw consecutive completions to Dominique Zeigler for a touchdown and game-winning 2-point conversion in overtime to defeat No. 16 Texas A&M, 35-34, in 2004 in only his third career start.
Bell also was a 2006 NFF National Honor Society selection, two-time Baylor Dean’s list recipient, two-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree and eight-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. He graduated in May 2006 with a degree in education and earned a master’s degree in sports management in 2007.
A native of nearby China Spring, Bell was an all-state QB under his father at CSHS and finished his prep career ranked third all-time in Texas history with 8,437 passing yards. He and his wife Hali are the parents of two sons, Cannon and Braxton, and a daughter, Saydi.