Jan. 30, 2008
CLEMSON, SC – Clemson head women’s soccer coach Hershey Strosberg announced the hiring of Todd Shulenberger and Kristen Weiss as assistant coaches on his staff on Wednesday afternoon. Shulenberger spent one season as an assistant with the Clemson women’s program in 2007, while Weiss served as an administrative assistant with the University of Virginia women’s program last season.
“I am very pleased to announce the hiring of both Todd and Kristen to the Clemson women’s soccer staff,” said Strosberg. “This spring will allow us to work closely with the players and come together as a team on and off the field. We are all excited to get started and look forward to carrying the momentum of the spring into the fall season. Todd and Kristen are good people, good teachers of the game and dedicated professionals to our sport who will be great additions to the program.”
Shulenberger served an assistant coach on former head coach Todd Bramble’s staff in 2007. He came to Clemson from Atlanta, GA, where he served as the Director of Coaching for the TopHat Soccer Club from 1997-2007. While with TopHat, Shulenberger directed player development and staff and served as the club’s College Placement Advisor. He organized and directed all camps and clinics as well as the club’s indoor soccer operations. Shulenberger was also the head coach of U-16, U-17, U-18 and U-19 girls’ teams for TopHat. His U-16 team was the Georgia State Champion in 2006 and his U-18 team won the state championship in 2007 and was the Region III Premier League runner-up in 2006.
In 2003 and 2004, Shulenberger was an assistant women’s soccer coach at Georgia State University in Atlanta. While working with the Panthers’ program, he prepared and conducted practices and assisted in games. He also performed many recruiting functions and organized the team’s travel.
Shulenberger graduated from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA with a degree in marketing in 1994. He was a member of the Colonial soccer team from 1990-94 and led the 1993 squad to an NCAA Division I Tournament appearance. Shulenberger played professionally for the Canton Invaders of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) in Canton, OH from 1994-96.
Shulenberger and his wife, Christy (Walls), were married in 2006. The couple has a 22-month old daughter, Kyla Christine.
“I am very excited and thankful to be a part of this great staff at Clemson University,” said Shulenberger. “I feel that, under the leadership of Hershey, we all bring similar ideas and goals to make up a perfect formula. I am thrilled to be working in this environment and to be able to continue the tradition of Clemson women’s soccer.”
Weiss spent the 2007 season working at her alma mater as an administrative assistant with the University of Virginia women’s soccer program, where Strosberg was an assistant coach. During this time, Weiss assisted in on-campus visits with prospective student-athletes and their families. She was responsible for planning and organizing alumni events and team banquets and assisted with the planning, preparation and instruction at Virginia soccer camps. She also maintained the program’s compliance reports in accordance with NCAA rules and regulations.
Weiss served as an assistant coach for the U-14 and U-16 girls’ teams with the Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle in 2007. She has been an instructor at several youth soccer camps, including the University of Virginia, Christopher Newport University and Bowdoin College. She holds a USSF National “D” Coaching License.
Weiss played for Virginia from 2002-06, scoring 10 goals and 11 assists for her career. She was named to the ACC All-Tournament team in 2004, the year that the Cavaliers won their first conference title in school history. Weiss competed for the full United States National Team in 2001 and was also a member of the U-16, U-17 and U-19 Women’s National Teams.
“I am grateful for this opportunity and for the challenge that lies ahead,” said Weiss. “I want to thank Hershey Strosberg, the Clemson administration and the community for accepting me into the Tiger family. I am excited to be here and look forward to building on Clemson’s tradition of excellence.”
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