Staff
Head Coach
Shaun Docking

21st season overall | 19th season at Coastal Carolina
262-124-33 (.664) overall | 242-105-31 (.681) at Coastal Carolina
The 2016 season marked Shaun Docking's 19th as the head coach of the Coastal Carolina University's men's soccer program. In his tenure, he has guided the Chanticleers to a 242-105-31 (.681) overall record and a 105-24-10 (.791) Big South Conference record. Docking also carries an impressive postseason resume, as he has led Coastal Carolina to nine Big South Regular Season Championships, seven Big South Tournament Championships and 11 trips to the NCAA Tournament. Overall, he has posted a 262-124-33 (.664) record in 20 seasons as a head coach and has earned seven Big South Coach of the Year awards.

In addition to his seven Big South Coach of the Year honors at Coastal Carolina, Docking has coached eight NSCAA Division I All-Americans, 36 NCAA All-Region performers, a NSCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year selection, four NSCAA Scholar All-Americans, 86 All-Conference selections, 45 All-Tournament selections, 13 Big South Players of the Year, three Freshman of the Year, seven Big South Tournament MVP's, three BSC Scholar-Athletes of the Year, four MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist, one Senior CLASS Award finalist and one Howard Bagwell Award winner.

Shaun Docking is a seven-time Big South Coach of the Year and the winningest coach in Coastal Carolina history.

Twenty-one of Docking's former players have entered the pro ranks. Tobenna Uzo became Docking's latest MLS Draft selection after the forward was selected by Orlando City SC in the fourth round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Also signing professionally in 2016 was former defender Uchenna Uzo, who missed the 2015 season with injury. A year prior (2015), defender Shawn McLaws was drafted and signed by the New York Red Bulls. Also inking professionally following the 2014 campaign were Ricky Garbanzo (Charleston Battery) and Devin Cook-Perales (Austin Aztecs). Signing professionally after the 2013 season were midfielders Pedro Ribeiro (drafted 15th overall by the Philadelphia Union in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft) and Justin Portillo (Charleston Battery). Following the 2012 season Ashton Bennett was selected by Toronto FC with the first pick of the second round of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft. Also turning professional in his native Norway after the 2012 season was defender Henrik Robstad and Kjartan Sigurdsson signed professionally in his native Iceland. At the conclusion of the 2011 season Cyprian Hedrick was selected in the second round with the 30th overall by Sporting Kansas City, while goalkeeper Scott Angevine signed a free agent deal with Sporting KC. After the 2004 season, Boyzzz Khumalo and Mubarike Chisoni were both drafted in the 2005 MLS draft. Khumalo was drafted by the Chicago Fire in the third round with the 36th overall pick. Chisoni was taken by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the fourth round as the 48th overall selection. In the spring of 2004, Ngwenya was drafted third in the MLS draft by the L.A. Galaxy and Peter Louis was selected by FC Dallas. In the spring of 2002, Tyler Hughes and Thomas Rutter, signed pro contracts to play for the Toronto Lynx (A-League) and Wilmington Hammerheads (USLSD), respectively. In 2006 Jordie Hughes signed to play for the Charleston Battery (A-League), while Joseph Kabwe inked with the Charlotte Eagles (USLSD). Luke Ibbetson signed with the Wilmington Hammerheads in 2007. Mkhokheli Dube, the 2007 Big South Player of the Year, was selected eighth overall by the New England Revolution in the MLS Supplemental Draft.

The 2015 Chanticleers became the highest ranked team in program history, earning the No. 4 national ranking by both the NSCAA and College Soccer News for two weeks in late September and early October. The Chants, which went 6-1-2 in Big South play, finished the season 13-3-4 overall and ranked 20th in the final NSCAA/Continental Tire Poll. The campaign also marked the fifth straight season the Chants hosted and won an NCAA Tournament First Round game. Docking led the Chanticleers to a 3-2-2 record against nationally-ranked opponents, including a dominating win over No. 18 Charlotte and a tightly contested draw at No. 6 Clemson in back-to-back contests.

In addition to his professional and collegiate coaching experience, Docking is also active in the Olympic Development Program. He served as South Carolina's Director of Coaching from 1996-1999 and as a Region I and Region III ODP Staff Coach. Docking has also served as a State Coach in South Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. He holds the USSF A License, a NSCAA Advanced National diploma and is active in teaching the USSF and NSCAA State Licensing courses in South Carolina.

Associate Head Coach
Kyle Russell

Kyle Russell was promoted to his current position of associate head coach on Shaun Docking's staff prior to the 2015 season. He spent the 2010-14 seasons as an assistant coach after serving as a student volunteer assistant in 2009. The 2016 season marked Russell’s seventh as a coach at Coastal Carolina.
Russell's primary responsibilities on the staff include recruiting, scouting, game-day preparation, video analysis and the coordination of the Chanticleers' defensive unit.

In just six seasons, Russell has helped guide the Chanticleers to seven straight NCAA Tournament appearances, four regular season championships the four tournament championships. Moreover, Russell has helped the Chants to a top-25 national ranking in each of the past six seasons, including a program-high ranking of fifth during the latter stages of the 2013 season. He is the first to earn the "associate" title in the program's history.

A two-time All-Big South selection during his playing days as a Chanticleer, Russell has oversaw Coastal's defensive efforts during the past five seasons. In those five seasons, Coastal has ranked in the top 20 percent of the NCAA in goals against average and shutout percentage each season. Coastal has also produce 48 shutouts, since 2010, including a 12 each in both 2012 and 2013.

Individually, Russell has coached four straight Big South Defensive Players of the Year, including the league's only two-time Defensive Player of the Year in McLaws (2013 and 2014). Moreover, throughout the past five season 12 Chanticleer defensive players have earned all-conference honors.

Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Kyle Timm

Kyle has recently joined the CCU Men's Coaching Staff from Tyler Junior College. A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, he played at Tyler Junior College from 2006-2008. He then played at Clayton State University from 2008-2010. He also played for the Atlanta Blackhawks of the PDL and the Bidvest Wits FC (South African PSL). In 2010, he coached at the Norcross Socer Academy.

He was the Peachbelt Conference Player of the Year in 2009, 1st Team All-Conference (2009), 1st Team All American (2007), All-Conference (2006,07,08,09) and 1st Team All-Region in 2007 and 2009. As an assistant coach at Tyler, the program won the JUCO National Championship in 2012, 2014, and 2016 as well as National Runner-Up in 2013 and 2015. He is also a member of the 2014 NJCAA Soccer Hall of Fame and named the 2016 NSCAA National Assistant Coach of the Year.

Volunteer Coach
Marcos Spanos

Marcos recently has joined the Coastal Carolina Men's Coaching Staff. Originally from Cyprus, Marcos played an integral part in Quinnipiac University's program's success winning the 2016 regular season & being runners up in the MAAC Tournament.

Marcos had a successful four-year career in Hamden, helping Quinnipiac to back-to-back Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Regular-Season Championships in 2013 and 2014, while also being part of Quinnipiac's first NCAA Tournament qualifying team in 2013.