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Billy Back

Back brings a history of winning as both a coach and a player to the Spokane Shock. Back’s resume includes 5 championship seasons and an impressive overall record of 106-38 (.73.6 winning percentage) in 10 seasons as a Head Coach. This will be Back’s 11th season coaching as he joins the Shock.


Prior to his coaching career, Back spent six seasons playing in multiple Indoor Football Leagues.  In 2006, he played in and was among the leaders in the NIFL in All-Purpose Yards, while being named the League’s Player of the Week on three separate occasions. Billy Back is a Ohio native who played college baseball at Miami University of Ohio and was a professional baseball player in the frontier and Pioneer Leagues. In January 2012, Back was inducted into the Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame for his time there as a student athlete.




  • Top team in NAL
  • Back to back title games (2018/2019)
  • 2018 league championship in their first season



  • 11-5 record and playoff berth
  • One of the best offenses in IFL
  • Led the league in
  • points per game (62.6)
  • yards per game (298.6)
  • passing yards per game (226.3)
  • Ranked second in rushing touchdowns and red zone conversions
  • 2x MVP – Charles McCullum
  • All-IFL Players (2016/2017) – QB Charles McCullum, WR Jordan Jolly, K Rochne Belmonte, RB Tyler Williams, DL Walter Thomas



  • Back to back playoff runs
  • 2014 PIFL Championship





  • Won 3 championships
  • Perfect 11-0 record (2011)
  • 2 league MVPs
  • 2 Offensive Players of the Year
  • Co-Defensive Player of the Year
  • Co-Coach of the Year (2010)