was named the Texas Tech soccer associate head coach Tuesday.Jan. 8, 2013LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech head soccer coach Tom Stone
announced Tuesday the hiring of Todd Shulenberger
to the program's associate head coaching position. Shulenberger, a veteran in the collegiate soccer coaching ranks, spent the previous four seasons at the University of Missouri and brings with him a distinguished recruiting background to the South Plains. "I want to thank Tom Stone
, Kirby Hocutt and Judi Henry for this opportunity to be a member of the Red Raider family," Shulenberger said. "Tom and his staff have this program on the rise, and the support from the university and the community is outstanding. I was very impressed with the players I was able to meet, and in particular the leadership displayed by the captains during my discussions about the team. Tom and I have worked together in the past, so when this opportunity became open it made sense to my family and for my career." Shulenberger arrives at Texas Tech after guiding Missouri to an NCAA Tournament berth last season and helping the Tigers advance to the semifinals of the SEC Tournament. During his impressive tenure in Columbia, Mo., the Tigers captured the program's first-ever Big 12 regular season championship in 2009 while Shulenberger assembled several of the top recruiting classes in school history - including the 2010 class which 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 player. Shulenberger now joins a Texas Tech program that advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2012 and returns three All-Big 12 First Team selections next season. "Coach Shulenberger will be a terrific addition to our Red Raider program." Stone said. "His work ethic and recruiting network are both well known in the college game, and through the years his teams have always played at a championship level. We look forward to having Todd, Christy and the Shulenberger family on our team as we head into what we hope will be an exciting 2013." Prior to his four-year stint at Missouri, Shulenberger spent two seasons at Clemson where he also served as the recruiting coordinator while maintaining the program's budget and serving as an assistant director for the Clemson camp program. While at Clemson, Shulenberger guided the Tigers to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2007. Shulenberger also has a wealth of coaching experience at the club level having served as the Director of Coaching for the elite TopHat Soccer Club in Atlanta, Ga., where he helped guide teams to a handful of state and regional championships. From 2003-04, Shulenberger was an assistant women's soccer coach at Georgia State University in Atlanta. While working with the Panthers' program, he prepared and conducted practices and assisted in games while also assisting with many recruiting functions and organizing the team's travel. Shulenberger graduated from Robert Morris University with a bachelor's degree in marketing in 1994 where he was a member of the Colonial soccer team from 1990-94 and led the 1993 squad to an NCAA Division I Tournament appearance. Shulenberger played professionally for the Canton Invaders of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) in Canton, OH from 1994-96. Shulenberger and his wife Christy were married in 2006. The couple has two daughters, Kyla and Camryn and a son, Owen.