Aug. 12, 2009
Head men’s soccer coach, Shaun Docking has announced the hiring of assistant men’s soccer coach, Michael Rubesch for Coastal Carolina University.
“Mike has a tremendous amount of experience at the college and professional level,” said Docking. “He is going to be a great asset to out program and University, and I am excited to have Mike here personally and professionally.”
Most recently, Rubesch spent his time as coach and chief scout for the Cape Town Ajax in South Africa the Premier Soccer League in 2007-08. In his most recent collegiate experience, Rubesch served as head coach for 18 seasons for Emory University totaling a 236-99-22 record and a winning percentage of .745. With the Eagles, Rubesch totaled eight NCAA Division III National Tournament appearance including making it to the National Quarterfinals in 1988. Rubesch led Emory to five time University Athletic Association (UAA) championships and Metropolitan Life NCAA Division III Region Coach of the Year three times. Rubesch received honors by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as the Regional Coach of the Year in 1988, 1989, and 1991.
From 1984-87, Rubesch was the assistant coach at Emory when it earned its two bids to the NCAA tournament.
Rubesch coached boys and girls soccer at Atlanta’s St. Pius X High School from 1981-84. There he led the boy’s team to three consecutive appearances in the Final Four of Georgia High School Association State Championship.
Rubesch graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education 1980 from Erskine College (S.C.) where he played on nationally-ranked soccer teams which included an appearance in the NAIA National Tournament Final Four in 1977.
Rubesch’s related experience includes U.S.S.F National Coaching School “C” License Instructor, United States Soccer Federation “A” License, U.S.Y.S.A. Staff coach, in Region III, and assistant coach on the 1988 and 1991 Region Team, as well as involved in the Olympic Development Program. Rubesch has also chaired in the NSCAA/ Adidas Ranking National Committee, and the NSCAA Scholar-Athlete Regional Committee. He was also involved in the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games in 1996 as the Training Site Coordinator.
Rubesch and his wife, Jean, have a daughter, Justine, and two sons, Bradley and Kurt.