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.