Todd Shulenberger enters his third season as the Cougars head coach. He was named the top position on April 10, 2015.
Continuing to slowly change the program into his own image, Shulenberger oversaw a pair of Pac-12 All-Conference players in his second season as senior Kaitlyn Johnson took home second team honors while freshman Morgan Weaver earned all-freshman honors. Additionally, Weaver was named a TopDrawerSoccer.com Top-100 Freshman after leading the Cougars with eight goals.
In the classroom, 10 Cougars were named to the Pac-12 All-Academic team with senior Susie White leading the way on the first team. As a team, the Cougars were earned a NSCAA Team Academic Award with a cumulative 3.19 GPA.
In his first season at the helm of the Cougar soccer program, Shulenberger guided WSU to a record-tying 14 wins. The Cougars boasted a perfect record (6-0-0) on the road in conference play for the first time since 2000. Shulenberger guided WSU to its fifth-straight postseason appearance.
Implementing his new system, Shulenberger dominated the offensive side of the ball with 13 goal-scorers and 34 total goals. Washington State rose to as high as 16th in the national rankings before finishing at 23rd in the country. The WSU backline allowed just 0.92 goals per game and held opponents to just 19 goals in the season. The collegiate soccer world took note, honoring Shulenberger’s first-year team with four NSCAA All-Pacific Region selections, and four Pac-12 All-Conference honorees.
Academically, the Cougars saw their team GPA rise to 3.14 with eight Pac-12 All-Academic selections. Junior Susie White picked up Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection, while sophomore Sofia Anker-Kofoed was named to the second team.
Shulenberger became the seventh head coach in program history after spending the previous two seasons as the associate head coach at Texas Tech. In 2014 the Red Raiders reached the third round of the NCAA Championship and finished with a 16-4-2 record.
The Red Raiders finished 18-2-3 overall in Shulenberger's first season in Lubbock, snapping the single-season school record for wins en route to an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Tech came close to its first ever Big 12 title in 2013 as the Red Raiders closed league play 6-0-2 overall and just a point behind regular season champion West Virginia. It was the highest conference finish for the Red Raiders in program history.
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.
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.