Dave Schureck

Dave Schureck

Head Coach

Fourth Year

Alma Mater:
Xavier '95

Dave Schureck begins his fifth season in charge of the Xavier University men's soccer program.

After showing great improvement in each of his first three seasons, the Musketeers posted a 3-12-3 record in 2008. However, with another solid recruiting class and nine returning starters, the Musketeers have their sights set on another A-10 Tournament berth.

In 2007, Schureck led the Musketeers to their most wins since the 2002 season (8-10-1) and to a 4-4-1 mark in league play last year. His Musketeer squad allowed only 24 goals in 2007, marking the fewest any Xavier team has allowed since 1984.

In 2006, Schureck led Xavier to a 7-10-2 overall mark, a 4-3-2 mark in Atlantic 10 play and clinched a berth into the Atlantic 10 Championship for the first time since 1997 with an exciting 2-1 double overtime win against Richmond in the regular season finale.

Schureck led XU to a 4-10-5 mark during his first season as head coach including a level 3-3-3 record in Atlantic 10 play, which was good enough to keep the Musketeers in contention for a berth in the conference tournament until the final day of the regular season.

Schureck, the fifth head coach in the 30-year history of the Xavier men's soccer program, spent the previous eight years at the University of Dayton and had been the Flyers' head coach since 2000. Schureck compiled a 57-33-8 (.622 winning pct.) overall record in five seasons as Dayton's head coach, including a 35-15-3 (.689) mark in Atlantic 10 competition.

"It is an exciting time here at Xavier. Campus has undergone tremendous change and growth over the past 10 years and the next 10 will be even more exciting with the new construction projects throughout campus," states Schureck. "Myself and the staff are committed to finding those student-athletes that understand and believe in the Xavier mission when continuing to build this program. We have improved greatly on the field and, more importantly, in the classroom over the past two seasons. Performance on and off the pitch are the foundation in the Xavier athletic department and with this program."

Schureck was the top assistant for former Dayton head coach Jim Launder and helped the team to three straight winning seasons. The Flyers won two Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Championships, as well as the regular season crown in 1998.

The 36-year old Louisville, Ky. native got his collegiate coaching start at his alma mater when he was hired as an assistant coach during the 1996 season. Schureck has served as coach and trainer for several youth clubs including Cincinnati United Premier, Team Cincinnati, Cincinnati Classics, Team Dayton, Lakota United, and as Director of Coaching for Dayton Galaxies FC. He currently serves as Director of Advanced Youth for NWC Alliance and coaches in the US Soccer Development Academy. He holds a USSF "A" license.

Schureck started all but one game in his collegiate career, even netting a game-tying goal and assisting on the game winning goal from his keeper position in his final home game his senior year against UD.

He collected many accolades while at XU. He was team MVP in 1991 All-Ohio in 1991 and 1994, and Academic All-Mideast all four years. Schureck was also a member of the Cincinnati Classics Region II Men's Open Champions in 1995.

He has translated his playing success to coaching and under his guidance, Coach Schureck's players have been getting noticed: Two NSCAA All-Americans, 12 All-Region, 21 All-Ohio, 22 All A-10 Conference, including the 2000 A-10 Player of the Year and the 2003 Ohio Player of the Year. Coach Schureck's teams also are noticed off the field with 12 Academic All Atlantic 10, eight Academic All-Region, and two Academic All Americans.

In 2000, Coach Schureck was named the Atlantic 10 Coach of the year after leading Dayton to the A-10 regular season crown.

Schureck and his wife Jen reside in Cincinnati and have two sons, Beau (6) and Reid (4) and one daughter, Quinn (1).

Coach Schureck's Career File
Year Overall Record (Pct.) Conference Record (Pct.) Conf. Tournament
2000 14-4-2 (.750) 8-1-1(.850) 0-0-1
2001 11-7-2 (.600) 8-2-1(.773) 0-1-0
2002 9-10-1 (.475) 4-7-0(.364) -
2003 12-5-2 (.650) 7-3-1(.682) 0-1-0
2004 11-7-1(.605) 8-3-0(.727) 0-1-0
2005 4-10-5(.342) 3-3-3(.500) -
2006 7-10-2(.421) 4-3-2(.555) 0-1-0
2007 8-10-1(.447) 4-4-1(.500) --
2008 3-12-3(.250) 2-5-2(.333) --
nine years 79-75-19 (.512) 48-31-11 A-10 (.594)