Men's Soccer Announces Coaching Additions
Conway - Head Coach Shaun Docking of the 2016 Men's Soccer Sun Belt Conference Champions Coastal Carolina University, has announced the addition of two coaches to the soccer staff.
Kyle Timm comes to Coastal after spending five seasons at Tyler Junior College. A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, he played for Tyler from 2006-08. He was named a First Team All-American at Tyler in 2007 and to the all-conference team in both 2006 and 2007. He was also a First-Team All-Region pick in 2007.
Following his two seasons at Tyler he transferred to Clayton State University (Ga.) where he was named First Team All-Conference and the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year in 2009. He was also named to the All-Peach Belt team in 2008.
Following his playing days, Timm was an assistant coach on Tyler's 2012, 2014 and 2016 National Championship Teams, as well as the 2013 and 2015 National Runner-Up teams.
In 2014 he became a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Soccer Hall of Fame and in 2016 he was named the NSCAA National Assistant of the Year.
"Kyle comes to us from the National Champion Junior College program at Tyler Junior College, where he has been the top assistant to head Coach Steve Clements for the past five years," Docking said. "He has a wealth of knowledge and recruiting experience in dealing with some of the top youth collegians in the country and at the Division I level."
"We are very excited to have him join us and help us continue to build our program into a National Top 25 and NCAA tournament National Championship contender. Coach Timm has a winning attitude and mentality that he has developed under his time with TJC Head Coach Steve Clements that will help us immeasurably here at Coastal. We welcome Kyle along with his wife and daughter with open arms to the Conway, Myrtle Beach Community."
Marcos Spanos will join the Chanticleers as a volunteer coach. He joins the CCU staff after spending last season at Quinnipiac while completing his master's degree. During his time with the Bobcats he helped the program with a historic 2016 regular season which saw Quinnipiac win seven straight conference games for the first time in program history.
The Bobcats finished 13-7 winning the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and placing second at the MAAC Tournament.
As a player, Spanos played for Quinnipiac and played an integral part in the program's success during his four-year career in Hamden, Conn. He helped lead Quinnipiac to back-to-back regular season titles in 2013 and 2014, while also being a member of Quinnipiac's first NCAA Tournament team in 2013.
"Marcos is a very exciting addition to our staff," Docking said. "He is very competitive, passionate and brings a very good knowledge of coaching experience with him from Quinnipiac. He has developed very well into a thoughtful tactician and developer of players and will help us reach our goals of continuing to strive to win a NCAA Division I National Championship."