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About Shane Hurley
Shane Hurley enters his seventh year as head coach of the men's soccer team at Our Lady of the Lake University. He coached the men's soccer team during its inaugural season in fall 2007 finishing with a record of 10-3-1. In 2008, as member of the Association for Independent Institutions, the Saints finished the season with an 8-8-2 record. In 2009, the university joined the Red River Athletic Conference, and the men ended with a 12-7 overall and 6-3 conference record. The team made it to the finals in the conference tournament as the third seed. After beating Texas Wesleyan University in the quarterfinals and Huston-Tillotson in the semifinals, the Saints lost 1-2 to UT-Brownsville in the finals. In 2010, the Saints had a 11-5-1 overall record and 5-4 in the conference. As the fourth seed, the Saints finished as semifinalists in the conference tournament. In 2011, the Saints finished the regular season with a 12-6-2 overall record and 7-3-1 in the conference. Again, the Saints lost in the semifinals round. Hurley's collegiate record at the beginning of the 2012 season stands at 53-29-4. Last season, the Saints finished with a 12-8-1 overall and 9-2 conference record. The historic season included a conference regular season championship and a tournament championship, The team then earned a berth to the NAIA National Tournament, where the Saints lost 1-0 against Concordia University - California in the first round.
Hurley's teams have consistently ranked at the top in team GPA, In 2009 and 2010, his team had a combined 2.9 GPA. In addition, several team members have received Academic All-America and NAIA Scholar Athlete recognition, as well as conference Scholar Athlete honors.
Hurley has been in the business of soccer and player development for many years. His passion for the game goes back to his youth, when he played in youth and adult leagues during his high school years. Shane was a three-year letterman at Harlingen High School, and he received a scholarship to play NCAA Division One Soccer at the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) in 1990.
At UTPA, Hurley was a four-year starter and was one of the captains his senior year. Aside from the wins and losses, he says that one of his fondest memories was just getting the opportunity to play in Monterrey Tech Stadium, which is used by the professional team, Monterrey Rayados. While at UTPA, he earned his bachelor's degree with a major in English and a minor in history. During the final year of his education, Hurley served as an assistant coach for the program and started a women's club program that flourished. To immerse himself even further into soccer, he played semi-professionally with Excel, out of McAllen, Texas. During his two years with Excel, he enjoyed great success as the team won two state championships and advanced to regional championships both years.
In 1996, Hurley became the head girls' soccer coach at Harlingen High School where he won two straight district titles. He worked with the girl's program for four years. Then, Hurley worked with the boys for his final two years before moving to San Antonio to pursue club soccer and Olympic Development Program opportunities. During his tenure at Harlingen, the girls' program was always one of the top two teams in the Rio Grande Valley; they finished number one twice. In 1998, his girls went undefeated into the playoffs and finished with a 24-1 record. His team advanced to the regional tournament three years in a row while winning district, bi-district, area and sectional championships. During his final two years there, Hurley helped rebuild the boys' program. They won the district championship both years and advanced to the regional tournament in his final year; the boys went to the regional final.
Upon arrival in San Antonio, Hurley's impact was seen considerably. He began working at Clark High School and helped coach its girls' team to a regional championship, as well as Northside ISD's first state tournament appearance. Then, Hurley became the Director of Coaching for a local soccer club, XLR8. He guided it through tremendous growth, from 4 teams to 17 in two years, and eventually led it through several developmental improvements that became part of the Classics Elite Soccer Academy. His club teams have won several state championships, and his 88s won a regional championship while representing South Texas in Alabama the summer of 2006. For the past years, Hurley has been on the state staff of the South Texas Olympic Development Program. While on staff with the 90 boys, they finished second in the Region. With ODP, Hurley was responsible for helping conduct tryouts at various age groups to identify potential candidates for the state program.
Education has always been a priority of Hurley's. While coaching, he has always strived to professionally develop his own knowledge of the game and training methodology to benefit his players. In June of 2005, he was awarded the NSCAA's Premier Diploma at Butler University. The Premier Diploma is the highest level of certification offered by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. He holds an Advanced National Diploma and a National Diploma, which he earned at Notre Dame University and Trinity University, respectively. Hurley also earned a Level I goalkeeping certificate with the NSCAA. Hurley also works for the South Texas division of the United States Olympic Development Program. Hurley is very proud of an award he received on behalf of his soccer team at OLLU. The men's team, along with the women's team, received recognition for their work as mentors in the Northside Independent School District (NISD), the largest school district in San Antonio and the fourth largest in Texas. Hurley accepted the 2012 Partner of the Year Award on behalf of his teams. Hurley and his wife Zoila reside in San Antonio. They are parents to a daughter and son.
2013 Men's Soccer Roster
|1||Martin Hansson||SR||GK||5-10||184||Gavle, Sweden||Richland College|
|2||Zachery Brewer||JR||GK||6-1||210||Denton. Texas||Denton Guyer HS/McMurry Univ.|
|3||Nickolas Tyrpak||FR||F||6-0||155||Dripping Springs, Texas||Dripping Springs HS|
|4||Jared Poling||FR||LD||5-9||140||Keller, Texas||Keller HS/ Terrant County College|
|5||Humberto De la Garza||SO||CB||5-11||178||Valle Hermosa, Mexico||Hanna High School (Brownsville)|
|6||Jonathan Garay||FR||F||5-9||164||Houston, Texas||Westside High School|
|7||Yared Temesgen||SR||F||6-0||152||Awasa, Ethiopia||Lee High School (San Antonio)|
|8||Angel De la Garza||FR||CB||6-1||170||Brownsville, Texas||Homer Hanna High School|
|9||Manuel Chavez||FR||F||5-7||180||Cypress, Texas||Cyranch HS/ Lone Star CC|
|10||Marcelo Chapa||JR||CMF||5-10||160||San Antonio, Texas||Southwest High School|
|11||Alex Gonzalez||SO||F||6-0||165||Lake Tahoe, Calif.||Southwest High School (San Antonio)|
|12||Simon Chavez||SO||D||5-11||150||Burgos, Tamaulipas, Mexico||La Joya High School|
|13||Giovani Sierra||SO||MF||5-11||165||Brownsville, Texas||Rivera High School|
|14||David Ybarra||FR||D||6-1||165||San Antonio, Texas||John Marshall High School|
|16||Robert Alexe||JR||F/Winger||5-8||165||Chicago, Ill.||Brandeis High School|
|17||DeMarcus Kennedy||FR||MF||5-7||143||Killeen, Texas||Shoemaker HS/Central Texas College|
|18||Marco Perales||FR||MF||5-6||160||Edinburg, Texas||Johnny Economedes High School|
|19||Luis Flores||SR||D||6-0||170||Brownsville, Texas||Hanna High School|
|20||Javier Lopez||JR||D||5-7||170||San Benito, Texas||Hanna High School|
|21||Elias Cortes||JR||MF||5-7||140||Houston, Texas||Cypress Falls HS/Lone Star CC|
|22||Jorge Cantu||JR||F||5-7||145||Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, Mexico||La Joya High School|
|23||Edwin Malvaez||JR||MF||5-5||130||Atlanta, Ga.||Southwest HS (San Antonio)|
|24||Leonardo Artiga||FR||MF||5-9||145||Houston, Texas||Kipp Houston High School|
|25||Israel Lince||SO||D||5-7||142||Tehuacan, Puebla, Mexico||Valley View High School|
|26||Joel Garza||FR||F||6-0||170||Brownsville, Texas||Porter High School|
|27||Juan Buitron||JR||MF/D||5-10||160||Del Rio, Texas||Del Rio High School|
|28||Juan Carlos Vasquez||FR||GK||5-8||168||Naples, Fla.||Veterans Memorial HS|
|29||Jorge Andrade||FR||MF||5-8||160||Houston, Texas||Cy Ridge HS/ Lone Star CC|
|31||Edgar Guzman||SO||D||5-6||140||San Antonio, Texas||South San High School|
|32||Rodolfo Morales||FR||D||5-7||135||McAllen, Texas||McAllen High School|
|33||Claudio Huerta||FR||MF||5-8||135||McAllen, Texas||McAllen High School|
|35||Roberto Lopez||FR||F/MF||5-6||135||Houston, Texas||Jersey Village High School|
|0||Jose Gomez||FR||GK||6-1||165||Mission, Texas||Palmview High School|