Stevie Shard is in his second season as the head coach of the Northwood University men's soccer program. He becomes just the second head coach in the 18-year history of the varsity program.
In his first season at the helm of the Timberwolves, Shard led Northwood to nine wins and an appearance in the GLIAC Tournament Championship match.
Shard has spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach for Northwood, serving as a full-time assistant in the last two years. In his time on staff at Northwood, the Timberwolves won two Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) titles (2015, 2017), a GLIAC Tournament title (2015) and a NCAA Sweet 16 appearance (2015).
Originally from Manchester, England, Shard brings 12 years of coaching experience in the United States to the Northwood head coaching position. In addition to his role at Northwood, he has been a Director of Coaching for the Developmental Division Michigan Rush Lansing Soccer as well as a scout for the Olympic Development Program for Michigan. From 2011-16, Shard was the Director of Operations for PSG Bolton. Shard also served as the National Director of Club Recruitment for the Midwest Soccer Academy from 2008-16.
Shard also played at the professional level in England, spending time with Oldham Athletic, Bury FC, Kilmarnock and Morecambe