Greg Sheen named assistant soccer coach
AUSTIN, Texas -- Greg Sheen, former head coach at Morehead State University (Kentucky), has been named University of Texas assistant women's soccer coach, as announced by UT head coach Chris Petrucelli.
Sheen's appointment is effective immediately. He replaces former UT assistant Neil McGuire who was named the head coach at Texas Tech in December.
This past season, Sheen served as head coach at Morehead State where he led the Eagles to a 9-9-1 overall record and to a 4-4 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play. The nine victories this year surpassed the Eagles' win total for the last three seasons combined, and Morehead State made its third-ever trip to the OVC soccer tournament. The team had been picked to finish ninth in the preseason conference poll and went on to a fourth-place finish. For his efforts, Sheen was selected OVC Women's Soccer Coach of the Year.
Prior to his year at Morehead State, Sheen had served as women's assistant soccer coach at the University of Dayton for four years (1999-2003). At Dayton, he was involved in all aspects of soccer operations, including scouting, scheduling, training and recruiting, and served as the team's primary goalkeeping coach. During his tenure at Dayton, the Dayton soccer squad made it first NCAA Championship showing in 1999 and also went to NCAA competition in 2001 and 2002 while compiling a record of 76-16. The Flyers attained Top 25 rankings in 2001 and 2002.
"We are excited to have Greg as a member of our coaching staff," noted Petrucelli. "Greg has had a successful coaching career on a number of different levels, and he should add a great deal to our program."
"I am elated to be back in my native state with an opportunity to coach at The University of Texas," noted Sheen. "To be part of the nationally-recognized UT soccer program is something special. Our program is headed in the right direction, and I am looking forward to assisting Chris and the staff in getting our program to the next level."
Sheen holds a USSF National "B" Coaching License and a NSCAA Advanced National Coaching Diploma. His previous club soccer experience includes serving as Director of the Dayton Soccer Academy (1999-2004) and as Director of Coaching at the Atlanta Tophat Soccer Club He was named the Georgia State Girl's Youth Coach of the Year in 1999.
Prior to entering the coaching ranks, Sheen played professional soccer in the United States. He played outdoor with the A-League's Atlanta Ruckus and indoor with the NPSL's Atlanta Attack.
A native Texan who grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Sheen holds a bachelor's degree in general studies (with an emphasis in sport management) from the University of Dayton.