Aug. 14, 2007
LMU first year head coach Joe Mallia completed his coaching staff with the addition of Josh Schelhorse to the women's soccer program, it was announced Tuesday. Schelhorse joins the Lions after spending the previous five seasons as an assistant coach at Sonoma State University.
"As a program we are very fortunate to have an individual with Josh's background join us," Mallia said. "His experience in training teams and keepers and knowledge in soccer-specific conditioning will be very valuable to this team as we strive to compete at the top of the West Coast Conference. Most important, is that his core values are consistent with those of our staff, players and department. We look forward to his contribution to the program and Lion family."
Schelhorse found success during his tenure with the Sonoma State men's program, helping the Seawolves to the 2002 NCAA Division II National Championship and the 2005 California Collegiate Athletic Assocation title. In addition to his duties with the men's program, he was also the goalkeeping coach for the Sonoma State women's team. Prior to that, he spent three years on the staff at UC San Diego, winning the 1999 Division III National Championship and back-to-back Division II national titles in 2000 and 2001.
"I want to thank Coach Mallia for the opportunity to join this outstanding program at LMU," Schelhorse said. "I am excited to be returning to Division I soccer and the West Coast Conference and look forward to doing my part to continue the successful strides taken by both the program and the university."
Schelhorse played collegiately for two years at Santa Clara University before a knee injury ended his career. He was a member of the 1993 and 1994 Bronco squads that tied for the West Coast Conference titles, making the NCAA Tournament in 1993 and finishing the year ranked ninth in the nation.
A 1997 graduate of Santa Clara, Schelhorse recently completed his Master's Degree in Kinesiology at Sonoma State. He holds his USSF National "A" license.