KU Soccer Adds Derek Shoare to Staff
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas head soccer coach Mark Francis announced the addition of club coaching veteran Derek Shoare as a volunteer assistant for the 2015 season. Shoare is a three-time Kansas Competitive Coach of the Year and has won 17 Kansas State Cup Championships as the head man for the KC Dynamos Club team.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to work at the collegiate level after coaching at the youth level for the past 17 years,” said Shoare. “When the opportunity arose through some pretty casual conversations with the present KU staff, I felt it was a perfect situation. I am very happy to be involved at a prestigious establishment such as the University of Kansas.”
Shoare, a native of Wolverhampton, England, has been involved in American youth soccer programs for nearly three decades. In 2004, he took over the KC Dynamos and established the program as one of the top clubs in the U.S. The Dynamos advanced to the U.S. Youth Soccer (USYS) national semifinals twice under Shoare (2005, 2014) and claimed the Kansas State Cup an impressive 17 times while he was a member of the Dynamo staff. His squads all amassed three Region II titles championships. For his heroics, Shoare was selected as the Kansas Youth Coach of the Year in 2005, 2010 and 2014 as well as the Region II Coach of the Year in 2013.
In his position with the Jayhawks, Shoare will aid in instruction of players in training sessions and games, as well as assist in video analysis of opposition and Kansas performances.