Shulenberger becomes the seventh head coach in program history after spending the last two seasons as the associate head coach at Texas Tech. Last season the Red Raiders reached the third round of the NCAA Championship and finished with a 16-4-2 record.
“I believe Todd to be an outstanding coach and with the opportunity to run his own program, will continue the progression of one of the Pac-12’s premier soccer programs,” said Moos. “Todd comes from a winning background with NCAA appearances at each of his last three schools, including back-to-back NCAA tournaments at Texas Tech in 2013 and 2014. He is a proven recruiter, has a strong technical background and is a great fit to lead Cougar soccer in the toughest soccer conference in the nation.”
“I would like to thank Bill Moos, Anne McCoy and the entire athletic department for entrusting me with the opportunity to lead this successful Washington State soccer program,” said Shulenberger.
“I am very fortunate to have worked for some great coaches along this journey from Clemson to Mizzou and my last stop at Texas Tech,” Shulenberger continued. “The opportunity to lead this great University in the prestigious Pac-12 Conference is something special in so many ways. My family and I are very excited to move to the great college town of Pullman.”
The Cougars advanced to the NCAA Championship in six of the last seven seasons, including second-round appearances in 2009 and 2011. Last season, Washington State posted its fourth-straight season of double-digit victories and finished tied for fifth in the Pac-12 Conference. Additionally, the Cougars hosted an NCAA postseason match for the second-consecutive season, had three all-conference honors, two all-region awards and nine conference all-academic selections.
Prior to Texas Tech, Shulenberger spent four seasons at Missouri, concluding with back-to-back trips to the NCAA Championship in 2011 and 2012. The Tigers captured the program’s first 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.
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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 collegiate experience, Shulenberger has 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. 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 have two daughters, Kyla and Camryn, and a son, Owen.