CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- John Shimer has been named Head Women’s Soccer Coach and the inaugural Head Coach of the Men’s Soccer Program, announced PMC Director of Athletics John Griffith on Monday.
Shimer joins Pine Manor after spending the 2013 season as the First Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Endicott College. At Endicott, Shimer helped design and implemented practice plans for the Men’s Soccer program while also serving as the Goalkeepers Coach and recruiting coordinator where he helped land several top recruits from around the country for the Gulls.
In addition, Shimer is one of the U17 Boys Coaches for the Benfica USA Soccer Program in Peabody, MA while also serving as an assistant for the U13 Olympic Development Team for Massachusetts Youth Soccer.
Prior to Endicott, Shimer served as an assistant at his alma mater, Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU), during the 2012 season. Under the tutelage of Head Men’s Soccer Coach Jay Martin, the all-time winningest coach in college men’s soccer history, Shimer helped guide the Battling Bishops to Fred Myers Adidas Invitational tournament championship, North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) regular season championship, a second place finish in the NCAC championship tournament and a berth in the NCAA DIII Championship tournament. During the 2012 season, OWU finished second in goals scored and gave up the second fewest goals in the NCAC.
Prior to his experience at Ohio Wesleyan, Shimer coached the Seacoast United Soccer Club U14 Girls team in Epping, NH. During his time as head coach, the U14 Girls won the Nate Hardy Memorial Day Tournament championship, and captured third place finishes in both the New Hampshire State Cup tournament and the Seacoast Maine Summer Coastal Challenge.
An avid fan of the game, Shimer also served as WEEI.com’s primary analyst during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Prior to that, Shimer worked as Assistant Sports Editor at the Newburyport Daily News, covering professional soccer in New England as well as the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics.
Shimer holds as Advanced National Diploma and a Goalkeeping Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). He currently resides in Winchester, Mass.
Mon, January 27, 2014
by Miles Roberts