Mike Shenigo, who spent the last four seasons as head coach at Guilford College after successful stints as an assistant at NCAA Division III powers Scranton and Lynchburg, joined the new University of Delaware women’s soccer coaching staff as an assistant in March, 2017.
Shenigo, a former standout player at Lynchburg, joins new head coach Mike Barroqueiro and assistant coach Taylor Wilson on the staff and will have primary responsibilities of coaching the Blue Hen goalkeepers.
“We are excited to have Mike Shenigo join our staff here at the University of Delaware,” said Barroqueiro, who was named Delaware’s second head coach back in January. “Having known Mike for quite sometime, he was always someone that I was very interested in bringing on to one of my staffs. As we work towards building our championship culture, his extensive NCAA Tournament and conference championship experience is something that will prove invaluable. On top of that success, he also has a passion for, and proven track record of, developing successful goalkeepers. Coming off an impressive head coaching stint at Guilford, there is no doubt that he will add an important and unique perspective to our program. I couldn’t be happier to have him here with us.”
Shenigo is a nine-year college coaching veteran who has enjoyed successful stints as assistant coach and goalkeepers coach for three seasons at Lynchburg (Va.) College in 2008-2010 and for two seasons at the University of Scranton (Pa.) in 2011-12 before becoming head coach at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. for the last four years. His entire career has included extensive work with goalkeepers and defenders.
“I have been very fortunate to have worked with several exceptional Division III programs such as Lynchburg College, University of Scranton, and Guilford College,” said Shenigo. “To have this opportunity to join the coaching staff of the University of Delaware is incredible. I am anxious to get started and look forward to working with Coach Barroqueiro and Coach Wilson in taking the steps toward building an incredible program that will promote the exceptional student-athletes here at the University of Delaware.”
A native of Lynchburg, Va., Shenigo earned his degree in sport management with minors in coaching and business from Lynchburg in 2008 and followed with a master’s degree in business administration from Lynchburg in 2010.
While head coach at Guilford, he led the Quakers to a turnaround that resulted in a 7-10-1 record in 2015 and a 6-9-1 mark this past season. During his five years as an assistant coach, he led teams to a combined record of 74-18-6, five straight NCAA Tournament appearances (three at Lynchburg, two at Scranton), an NCAA Final Four appearance with Lynchburg in 2009, an NCAA Sweet 16 showing in 2008 with Lynchburg, and four conference championships. He coached three All-Americans and 34 all-conference players during that period.
Shenigo spent two seasons directing the goalies and defenders for coach Colleen Murphy’s Scranton team that went 22-11-8 - including 22 shutouts - with postseason appearances in 2011 and 2012. The Royals captured a pair of Landmark Conference titles in his tenure and had seven students earn 11 all-league honors, including 2011 Landmark Defensive Player of the Year Amanda Kresge.
In addition, three Scranton students earned All-Mid-Atlantic region recognition from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). As Murphy’s top assistant, Shenigo contributed to many facets of the successful program, including recruiting, conditioning and scouting. He also had a hand in organizing Scranton’s summer trip to Europe in 2012.
He began his coaching career as his alma mater in 2008 and helped Dr. Todd Olsen’s club post a 56-7-10 mark in three seasons, which included a 2009 national semifinal berth and a 2008 national quarterfinal appearance. Lynchburg won two ODAC Tournament titles (2008, 2010) and had 13 students combine for 19 all-conference selections, including two league Players of the Year. With Shenigo on the sidelines, the Hornets produced three performance All-Americans and 15 All-South honorees.
An outstanding player, Shenigo was a four-year letterwinner at Lynchburg where he helped the Hornets post a 42-28-6 record and win the 2006 ODAC Tournament title during his tenure.
Shenigo has supplemented his college coaching with an advanced national diploma from the NSCAA and significant work as a camp instructor. For the past nine years he has worked the Navy Women’s Soccer camp and served as assistant director for Lynchburg’s camp in 2010 and 2011.
THE MIKE SHENIGO FILE
Michael Shenigo (“shen-i-go”)
Born: Dec. 12, 1984
Hometown: Lynchburg, Va.
Playing Career: Four-year letterwinner at Lynchburg (Va.) College (2004-07)
Degree: Lynchburg ‘08 (Sport Management; minors in coaching and business); Lynchburg ‘10 (MBA)
College Coaching Timeline
2008-10 - Lynchburg College (Assistant Coach/Goalkeepers)
2011-12 - University of Scranton (Assistant Coach/Goalkeepers)
2013-16 - Guilford College (Head Coach; 16-53-3)