BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University has hired Shaun Pendleton, NCAA Division II’s all-time winningest men’s soccer coach, as the 10th men’s soccer head coach in school history, director of athletics Charlie Cobb announced on Wednesday.
At Lynn, Pendleton compiled a 293-42-12 overall record and led the Fighting Knights to a pair of national championships — with a 22-0-2 record at the NAIA level in 1991, his first season at the helm, and at the NCAA D-II level in 2003, when Lynn capped an undefeated 22-0-1 season with a 2-1 victory over Chico State in the national title game.
Under his tutelage, 46 LU players earned all-America status and, perhaps even more impressively, 23 garnered all-America Scholar recognition.
As a player, Pendleton was a two-time all-America defender at the
Following his collegiate playing career, Pendleton went on to play four seasons in the American Indoor Soccer Association with the Columbus Capitals and the Memphis Storm, where he set a league record by playing in 177-conscutive matches.
“We’re excited to bring in someone of Coach Pendleton’s caliber to lead our men’s soccer program,” Cobb said. “He built a championship-level program at
“It’s an honor to be the coach of a program with the winning tradition that Appalachian has,” Pendleton said. “I truly believe that the foundation is here to return the program to Southern Conference and national prominence. I look forward to getting to work to take the program to the next level.”
Pendleton, 46, holds a USSF “A” license and a NSCAA advanced national diploma. He and his wife, Jody, have a dog,
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