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 three seasons his teams have compiled an overall record of 22-29-3 (.407) with a mark of 8-14-0 (.363) in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.
In his first season at IWU, Schauls's team was 7-12 with six games against teams that qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament.
Schauls led the Titans to the first CCIW Tournament appearance of his career in 2016. The Titans had their best record thus far under Schauls at 9-8-1 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.
Clint Moore, Assistant Coach
Clint Moore joined the Illinois Wesleyan men’s soccer program as an assistant coach prior to the 2015 season.
Moore comes to IWU from Knox College, where he was the assistant soccer coach from 2013-14. In those two seasons, he helped guide the men’s team to a 28-10 record and the team’s first conference championship since 1988. Prior to that, Moore coached at the club and high school levels in the Chicago area, where he worked with both the Powerstrikers Soccer Club and Northside College Prep High School.
“We are very excited to have Coach Moore join the coaching staff here at IWU,” states Head Coach Kyle Schauls. “He will make an immediate impact on our recruiting, opponent scouting, and day-to-day operations.”
Moore was a member of both the soccer and basketball teams as a student at Knox, where he was a four-year letterwinner in both sports. Additionally, he was a two-year captain for soccer and one-year captain for the basketball team, earning numerous awards as a scholar-athlete at the college.
In conjunction with his athletic commitments and contributions, Moore pursued a double major in biology and environmental studies as an undergraduate student. He graduated with honors in biological research for completing an independent honors research project.
“With his understanding of the academic and athletic balance required of the student-athletes here at Illinois Wesleyan, Coach Moore will be able to step in right away and relate to our players and recruits,” Coach Schauls adds. “We are very happy to welcome Coach Moore to the Titan soccer family.”