2016 Men's Soccer Coaches
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Tyler Brock
Head Coach - 14th Season


  • Tyler Brock is entering his 14th season at the helm of the Bulldog soccer program. Named to the post in March of 2003, he is the third head coach in the history of the Union College men's soccer program.
  • The Burlington, Ky. native first came to Union in 1996 as a student-athlete. A goalkeeper for the Bulldogs, Brock set a program record for best goals-against average in 1997 with a 0.7 mark. In addition, he was named an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention that season.
  • During his first 13 seasons, Brock has guided the Bulldogs to a 110-113-22 overall record. In addition, he has coached 44 All-Conference players, two NAIA Defensive Players of the Week, an AAC Player of the Year, an AAC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, an AAC Freshman of the Year, an AAC Golden Boot winner and two NAIA All-American. He has had six student-athletes be named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. In 2008, he was named the AAC Coach of the Year. Brock has helped 14 former Bulldogs reach the next level and sign professional contracts.
  • The Bulldogs are coming off a monumental 2015 campaign which saw the squad finish with an impressive 17-2-4 overall record and were 7-1-1 in AAC play. Union captured the program's first-ever AAC Tournament title and also advanced to the second round of the 2015 NAIA Men's Soccer National Championships. The Bulldogs ended the remarkable season ranked 13th in the NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll.
  • Throughout the 2015 season, Union set a number of program records, including tying the programs mark for wins (17), best winning percentage (0.826), fewest losses in a season (two), fewest goals allowed in a season (17), lowest goals-against average for a season (0.73) and most shutouts during a year (12). 
  • The 2014 season was a season to remember for Brock and the Bulldogs as they finished with a 13-6 overall record and a 6-3 AAC record. The Bulldogs got off to their best start to a season since 1997 as 11-0 and climbed as high as 14th in the NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll. Union pulled off one of the biggest upsets in school history as they defeated the reigning NAIA National Champions and No. 4 Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 1-0 on Sept. 23. Brock earned his 100th career coaching win with a 3-0 win over Georgetown (Ky.) on Sept. 16.
  • During the 2014 season, the Bulldogs took home several accolades as Alex Smith was named an NAIA All-American, AAC Player of the Year, AAC Golden Boot winner, All-AAC First Team and earning three AAC Offensive Player of the Week awards. Joining Smith on the AAC First Team was Jason Jacobs while Luke Hitchman was named to the second team. Andy Clark earned two AAC Defensive Player of the Week awards and one NAIA Defensive Player of the Week award.
  • Before he took over the men's program, Brock served as the head coach of the Lady Bulldogs in 2003 and he was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Coach of the Year as he guided the Lady Bulldogs to a 14-6-2 overall record and the AAC regular-season championship. Brock also directed the squad to the 2003 NAIA Women's Soccer National Tournament. As a collegiate head coach, Brock owns a record of 107-117-20 and all at Union. He was also an assistant coach for the men's program for three seasons.
  • Under Brock’s leadership, the men’s soccer team has taken home the Union College Community Service Team of the Year award three times. Brock was named staff volunteer of the year in the 2014.
  • While also serving at the helm of the Bulldogs, Brock is currently an assistant coach for the Knoxville Force of the NPSL. Prior to becoming an assistant for the Force, Brock was the goalkeeper coach for the Baton Rouge Capitals of the Premier Development League and the Northern Kentucky TC Stars of the W-League.
  • He currently serves as the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association Camp Director throughout the state. Brock has worked for the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association as a coaching education instructor for several years. 
  • Adding to his coaching resume, Brock has coached on the Olympic Development Program State Staff for Kentucky. Brock has also served as the Director of Goalkeepers at the Coast to Coast Soccer Academy and Illand Vision Soccer Academy. In 2009, Brock led the U-17 Kentucky Rush boys’ team to the 2009 Kentucky Final Four.
  • Brock holds many soccer coaching licenses such as a USSF "C", NSCAA Level 2 Goalkeeper, USSF National Youth License and numerous English FA diplomas.
  • For the past several seasons, Brock has served as the AAC’s National Rater.
  • Brock earned his bachelor's degree from Union in 2001 and later received his master's from Union in 2003.
  • In 2005, Brock married the former Liannie Parahoo, and the couple resides in Barbourville and has three daughters - Evianna Makaela, Amara Grace and Arabella Catherine.

Brock Year-by-Year:

Year School Record Pct.  Conference Record Pct.  Finish Notes
2003 Union (Ky.) 2-12-1 .167 AAC 1-6-1 .188 9th  
2004 Union (Ky.) 4-15-0 .211 AAC 1-7 .125 9th  
2005 Union (Ky.) 5-11-2 .333 AAC 0-7-1 .063 9th  
2006 Union (Ky.) 5-14-0 .263 AAC 1-7 .125 8th  
2007 Union (Ky.) 10-7-1 .583 AAC 1-5-1 .214 7th  
2008 Union (Ky.) 10-5-4 .632 AAC 3-3-1 .500 6th AAC Coach of the Year
2009 Union (Ky.) 10-6-2 .611 AAC 4-1-2 .714 3rd  
2010 Union (Ky.) 8-11-1 .425 AAC 4-3-0 .571 3rd  
2011 Union (Ky.) 10-7-2 .579 AAC 3-3-1 .500 5th  
2012 Union (Ky.) 7-9-2 .444 AAC 2-5-1 .333 6th  
2013 Union (Ky.) 9-8-3 .525 AAC 3-5-1 .389 9th  
2014 Union (Ky.) 13-6-0 .684 AAC 6-3-0 .667 3rd  


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Jonathan Shaw
Assistant Coach - 6th Season


  • Jonathan Shaw, a former Union College standout goalkeeper, enters his fifth season as an assistant coach in the Bulldogs men's soccer program.
  • Shaw, a native of Merseyside, England, comes into the coaching profession after an outstanding four-year career in Tyler Brock's program at Union.
  • In his senior season of 2010, Shaw was named to the All-AAC First Team at goalkeeper for the second straight year. In his career, he was named NAIA National Player of the Week on two occasions (is the only player in program history to do so), and was a three-time AAC Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Shaw also etched his name into the Union College record books, as he holds the program record for shutouts in a career (17), and is tied for first in shutouts in a season (7). which he set in 2009.
  • Before coming across the pond to Union, Shaw played for the Tranmere Rover's School of Excellence, and the Chester City School of Excellence and youth team during his up bringing. He also had trials for two illustrious club teams in Everton and Stockport County.
  • Helped coach Knox Country Central middle school and high school soccer teams during their inaugural season.
  • In 2015, Shaw was named team captain and goalkeeper of the Knoxville Force of the National Premier Soccer League.
  • Shaw graduated from Union in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree, and holds an FA Coaching Certificate, a USSF D License and NSCAA Level 3 Goalkeeper License. Shaw is currently working on getting his USSF C License.
  • He earned his Masters Degree in Education from Union in 2013.
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Jonathan Watson
Grad Assistant - 2nd Season


  • Graduated from Union in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and Health.
  • Was a member of the men’s soccer program from 2011-2013.
  • Earned All-AAC Second Team honors at the midfielder position in 2011 and 2012.
  • Spent two summers in the National Premier Soccer League, playing for the Gulf Coast Texans (2013) and the Knoxville Force (2014).
  • Served as head coach for the Kentucky Rush Soccer Club in 2014 and 2015.
  • Currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Health & Physical Education.
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Donovan McClure
Manager - 3rd Season