Graduate Assistant - Defense
At San Diego State:
- Zach Shapiro is in his second season as a graduate assistant
coach at San Diego State. His focus will be on the defensive
side of the ball.
- Played defensive line for San Diego State and ended his
career in 2009.Once his football eligibility had expired, he
played on the SDSU rugby club team.
- Played in all 12 games for the Aztecs during his senior season,
recording 18 tackles (eight solos), three tackles for loss
and a quarterback sack.
- Saw action in seven games for the Aztecs during the 2008
- Originally a walk-on at San Diego State, he earned a scholarship
his senior season.
- Played football at Clairemont High School, where he was
a first-team all-league selection on both offense and defense.
- Played defensive line and fullback.
- Team won the Baseline League title three consecutive
- Served as team captain, notching 96 tackles, 10 sacks and
five forced fumbles in 2004.
- Squad's player of the game with 12 tackles, a sack and a
forced fumble against Damien High School.
- Served as an linebackers coach and special teams coordinator
at Hoover High from 2012-14.
- The team claimed the league title in 2014 and advanced
to the CIF championship game for the first time in school history.
- He also coached the rugby team and served as the track
and field strength and conditioning coach while at Hoover.
- Shapiro graduated from San Diego State in 2010 with a
degree in social science and an emphasis in anthropology.
- He is currently enrolled in homeland security graduate program.
- Born Nov. 5, 1987, in Claremont, Calif.
n Son of Arthur and Mary Jane Shapiro.