Tyler Brock is entering his 11th 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 10 seasons, Brock has guided the Bulldogs to a 71-97-15 overall record. In addition, he has coached 22 All-Conference players, an AAC Freshman of the Year, and has had four others to be named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. In 2008, he was named the AAC Coach of the Year.
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 85-103-18 and all at Union. He was also an assistant coach for the men's program for three seasons.
While also serving at the helm of the Bulldogs, Brock has coached on the Olympic Development Program State Staff for Kentucky the past four years. Brock is the goalkeeper coach for the Baton Rouge Captials, a member of the Premier Development League. He also has been the Kentucky Youth Soccer Assocation camp director for three years. In addition Brock coaches the U-17 Kentucky Rush boy's team that reached the 2009 Kentucky Final Four. He also is the director of coaching for the Kentucky Rush Soccer Club.
Brock was the goalkeeper coach for the Northern Kentucky TC Stars, a women's semi-pro team in the W-League in 2002. Brock also has served as the Director of Goalkeepers at the Coast to Coast Soccer Academy and Illand Vision Soccer Academy.
He has many soccer coaching liceneses such as a USSF "C", NSCAA Level 2 Goalkeeper, USSF National "Y" and numerous English FA diplomas.
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 one daughter, Evianna Makaela.
Jonathan Shaw, a former Union College standout goalie, enters his third season as an assistant coach in the Bulldogs men's soccer program.
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.
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 2 Goalkeeper License. He also earned his Masters Degree in Education from Union in 2013
Oniqueky Samuels enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Bulldog men's soccer program in 2013.
Samuels came to Union College from the University of Maine at Fort Kent, where he served as an Assistant in the Athletic Department during the 2011-12 academic year. In that position, he was responsible for game management at all home athletic events and managed all of the school's athletic facilities.
Samuels entered an administrative role at UMFK after a playing career for the school's men's soccer team from 2007-2010, in which he started for all four years.
During his career, the team posted a 80-4-3 overall record, and won the Sunrise Conference Championship each season. Samuels also helped the team reach the NAIA National Tournament in each season, which included a trip to the National Quarterfinals in 2008, and the Sweet 16 in both 2007 and 2010.
In his senior season of 2010, Samuels was named the Sunrise Conference Defensive Player of the Year, on his way to earning Sunrise All-Conference honors for the second straight season. Samuels ended the 2010 season eighth in the entire NAIA in assists with 13, and concluded his carrer at UMFK with seven goals and 20 assists.
Samuels also received several awards for his excellent work in the classroom. He was a two-time NAIA Academic All-American, and in 2010 was named an NSCAA Academic All-American. He was also a constant on the school's Dean's List, making it every semester from 2008 on.
Before enrolling at UMFK, Samuels was a member of the St. Elizabeth Technical High School squad in his native Jamaica. He also represented his country on the U-17 National Level, as well.
Samuels, a dean's list student, graduated from UMFK with two bachelor's degrees - the first coming in business (2011), and the second coming in Accounting (2012), with a minor in Coaching. He currently resides in Barbourville.
Nick Mettert enters his first season as the Bulldogs' team manager in 2013.
"We're very excited to have Nick on our staff for the year," said head coach Tyler Brock. "We're sorry to lose him on the field, he decided in the offseason to focus more on his academics. But, he did a great job in the offseason showing a mature attitude in the office in helping us with staff projects. We're happy to still have him be a part of the program."
In 2012, Mettert - a native of Fort Wayne, Ind. - was a defender for the Bulldogs, collecting playing time in four matches on the season. He is majoring in Athletic Traning at Union.
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