Shigeyoshi Shinohara | Head Coach
Alma Mater: Yamaguchi University 1996
Office Phone: (828) 884-8222
Coach Shinohara enters his seventh season with the women's soccer program in 2015 after coming to Brevard in the spring of 2009 from the University of Montevallo where he served as the assistant women’s soccer coach.
In the 2009 season, Coach Shinohara led the women's soccer team to their first berth in postseason play, reaching the quarterfinals of the 2009 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Women's Soccer tournament before bowing out to eventual champion Carson-Newman.
Shinohara led the program to its most successful season since 2009 during the 2014 campaign as the Tornados tied a program record for wins in the NCAA era and had its best-ever season in South Atlantic Conference play. Brevard won its final three matches of the 2014 season and is seeking its second-ever four-match winning streak as the 2015 season begins. Shinohara saw Katherine Nickels and Alexis Griffis named honorable mention all-conference and saw Lizzie Graham win the program's first-ever SAC Player of the Week Award in 2014.
During his time at Montevallo, Shinohara was heavily involved in recruiting for head coach Patricia Hughes, and was also very involved in all facets of the operation of the women’s soccer program.
Shinohara started his coaching career in Yamaguchi, Japan where he was the assistant for the Seiki Football Club of a group aged 10-16 from 1994-2001. From there he moved to the United Soccer Academy where he was responsible for the day-to-day administrative operations as well as being a full-time coach where he coached one-on-one sessions with youth players whose ages ranged from 3-18.
Shinohara opened his collegiate coaching career in August of 2005 when he became the assistant women’s coach at the University of Montevallo. During his time at Montevallo, the Falcons were the Gulf South Conference Champions in 2007, making it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Tampa in the South Region Championship match. Montevallo also was a Gulf South Tournament finalist in 2008.
In addition to his collegiate work, Shinohara has been a member of the Alabama Olympic Developmental Program staff from August 2005-present, evaluating and training players as well as coaching in spring and summer camps in the district and state. He also coached the 2005 Alabama State Cup Division II Champion South Shelby Futball Club Strikers 93 and assisted with the Birmingham United Soccer Association Alabama State League U15 Division I Champions Lady Jets 92 Blue team in 2006.
Shinohara also holds an NSCAA Premier Diploma and an Advanced National Diploma as well as the F.A. Coaching License and the UEFA “B” Award International Coaching License from the Football Association in England.