Scheer Returns to the Men’s Soccer Team as a Part-Time Assistant Coach
August 24, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
NEWARK, Del. -- Former University of Delaware standout Jon Scheer has returned to the men’s soccer team, but in a different capacity.
This time, instead of working hard as a player, Scheer (at right) will now be working hard as a part-time assistant coach under sixth-year head coach Ian Hennessy.
“John was a fabulous leader in the dressing room at UD, particularly in his last two years,” said Hennessy of his newest hire. “He is an honest-to-goodness genuine person whom I believe has a very bright future ahead of him in coaching.”
Scheer, who graduated from the University in May 2011 with a degree in history education, will serve as Hennessy’s top assistant in 2011.
A three-year starter for the Blue Hens, Scheer was a captain of the 2010 and a integral part of the team’s unlikely run to its first Colonial Athletic Association tournament berth. Scheer finished the 2010 season with a team-high nine points, stemming from four goals and one assist. Three of Scheer’s four goals were game-winners, including against Towson sparking a 3-0 run to end the regular season.
In 2009, Scheer served as a co-captain, making 17 starts and appearing in all 19 games. During that time, Scheer was the teams leading assister, dishing out four helpers.
The 2008 season saw Scheer become a standard player in the Delaware lineup, after playing in four games as a freshman in 2007. He finished his sophomore year (2008) with a pair of goals and an assist. As a rookie in 2007, he posted one goal on two shots.
After helping guide the team to the post season in 2010, Scheer earned All-CAA honors, landing on the second team along with three teammates, marking the most Delaware players to earn conference honors in a season. Evans Frimpong, Darren O’Connor and All-Rookie selection Vincent Mediate joined him on the list.
“I am very excited about this opportunity," said Scheer. "Working with Ian will be extremely beneficial because he has a wealth of knowledge about the game and his passion to win is contagious. I am looking forward to working with the staff and the players on the team as we continue to try and push this program forward.”
Now serving as a coach, Scheer will be an integral part of the recruiting process and will work with different positional groups. He has earned his National “D” License from US Soccer and is working towards National “C” License this fall.
A native of West Windsor, N.J., Scheer now resides in Newark.Back To Men's Soccer Home Men's Soccer Story Archive