Kyle Schauls, Head Coach
Kyle Schauls, a former goalkeeper at Division III Wartburg College and assistant coach at Division I Western Michigan, was named the men’s head soccer coach at Illinois Wesleyan University on July 7, 2014.
In his four seasons his teams have compiled an overall record of 33-35-4 (.486) with a mark of 14-16-0 (.466) in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.
Schauls led the Titans to the second consecutice CCIW Tournament appearance of his career in 2017. The Titans had their best record thus far under Schauls at 11-6-1 that same season.
In 2013 Schauls was an assistant coach at the University of Rochester with a team that finished 15-3-2, went 10-0-1 at home, won the University Athletic Association championship and lost 1-0 to Montclair State in the round of 16 of the NCAA Division III tournament.
From 2010 to 2012 Schauls was an assistant at Western Michigan, where teams were a combined 27-26-7 and were regular contenders at the top of the Mid-American Conference. The WMU 2012 team posted an 11-6-2 record, spent 12 straight weeks in the top 10 of the NSCAA Great Lakes Regional rankings, and received votes for the national top 25 for three weeks during the season.
Schauls worked closely with the Bronco goalkeeping unit, which posted a .91 GAA on the season, the Broncos’ lowest mark since 1989. His other responsibilities included overseeing the areas of compliance, recruiting, travel, academics, equipment, video analysis, camps, community outreach, and scouting.
In 2011, WMU made its second straight appearance in the Mid-American Conference championship game as the Broncos ousted defending national champion Akron in the semifinals. WMU also posted a signature regular-season win over in-state rival Michigan, beating the Wolverines for the first time ever in Ann Arbor.
Schauls’ previous coaching experience includes four seasons (2007-10) as the varsity assistant at West High School in Waterloo, Iowa, where he participated in all phases of coaching and specialized in goalkeeper instruction and training. West High produced an all-conference goalkeeper in both 2008 and 2009, and Schauls was a member of the 2009 Mississippi Valley Conference Coaching Staff of the Year. He has also coached at the No. 1 Soccer Camps in Fulton, Mo., and Kenosha, Wis. Additionally, he founded the Cedar Valley Goalkeeper Camp for youth goalies in Waterloo, Iowa.
At Wartburg, Schauls was a goalkeeper and a member of three consecutive NCAA Division III Tournament qualifying teams. He was also an Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference selection in his senior season.
Schauls earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Wartburg in 2010 and a master’s degree in sport management from Western Michigan in 2012. He has earned both the National Coaching Diploma and National Goalkeeping Diploma from the NSCAA.
Ladule LoSarah, Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Ladule LoSarah joined the Illinois Wesleyan men's soccer program as an assistant coach prior to the 2017 season.
LoSarah comes to Illinois Wesleyan most recently from Pomona College, where he served as a volunteer assistant soccer coach for the 2017 spring season. Prior to that, he served as the head coach of the boys U-17 academy team at FC International Leipzig in Germany, while he also played for the first team in the Oberliga.
LoSarah played four seasons as a forward at Swarthmore College, graduating in 2009, and was a second team all-Centennial Conference selection in 2007.
After graduation, he continued his playing career at the professional level, including stops at FK Bregalnica Stip (1st Division/Macedonia), San Diego Flash (National Premier Soccer League/USA), Central FC (1st Division/Trinidad and Tobago), Maziya S&RC (1st Division/Maldives), Rayong United FC (2nd Division/Thailand).
“I am very excited to bring Ladule onto the staff,” said IWU head coach Kyle Schauls. “He brings a wealth of knowledge to the program, as well as some world experience that will make him a great leader for our players to learn from. As a former forward, I believe that he will be able to make an impact right away in the way we create and finish our scoring chances.”
In addition to his professional playing background, LoSarah also possesses a UEFA B coaching license and the NSCAA Premier Diploma.
LoSarah replaced Clint Moore as the top assistant on staff after Moore accepted a position to join the coaching staff at the Air Force Academy.