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Todd Shulenberger enters his second season as the associate head soccer coach at Texas Tech after helping lead the Red Raiders to the most wins in program history just a year ago.
Shulenberger, who arrived at Texas Tech in 2013 after four seasons at Missouri, serves as recruiting coordinator while also assisting in all other aspects of the program, including daily training, match preparations and summer camps.
The Red Raiders finished 18-2-3 overall in Shulenberger's first season in Lubbock, snapping the single-season school record for wins en route to an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Tech came close to its first ever Big 12 title in 2013 as the Red Raiders closed league play 6-0-2 overall and just a point behind regular season champion West Virginia. It was the highest conference finish for the Red Raiders in program history.
While a stingy defense powered Tech for most of the season, the Red Raiders also produced one of the top offensive performances in recent history during Shulenberger's first season. Tech scored 48 goals in 2013 alone, marking the third-most in school history and the most since 1996.
The offensive production came with some balance as well as 14 different Red Raiders found the back of the net, led by then-sophomore forward Janine Beckie and her team-high 12 goals. Beckie followed a stellar freshman season with an impressive sophomore campaign, earning All-Big 12 first team honors and NSCAA All-Central first team accolades.
Schulenberger's success at Tech in his first season followed three winning seasons at Missouri and a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2011. The Tigers captured the program's first ever Big 12 regular season title in 2009, Shulenberger's first season, before finishing 14-7-1 overall and advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 2012.
Missouri regularly assembled several of the top recruiting classes in the country during Shulenberger's tenure, including a pair of classes in 2010 and 2011 that ranked in the top 10 nationally. His renowned recruiting efforts brought elite players from across the U.S. and Canada to the Midwest, including three U.S. National Team players and a Canadian National Team member as well.
Shulenberger arrived at Missouri following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Clemson where he also served as recruiting coordinator. He maintained the program's budget and served as an assistant director for the Clemson camp program while with the Tigers, who advanced to the NCAA Tournament in his first season in 2007.
Along with his experience at the collegiate level, Shulenberger has also worked on the club scene, spending 10 years as the Director of Coaching for the TopHat Soccer Club based out of Atlanta. While at TopHat, Shulenberger oversaw player development and staff and also served as the club's college placement advisor. He also organized and directed all camps and clinics as well as the club's indoor soccer operations.
During his stay with TopHat, Shulenberger spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Georgia State where he prepared and conducted practices while also assisting with recruiting functions and organizing team travel.
Shulenberger graduated from Robert Morris University with a bachelor's degree in marketing in 1994. He spent four seasons on the Robert Morris soccer team, helping lead the Colonials to an appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 1993. He went on to play professionally for the Canton Invaders of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) from 1994-96 before turning to coaching.
Shulenberger and his wife Christy were married in 2006. They reside in Lubbock with their two daughters, Kyla and Camryn, and a son, Owen.