Shenandoah University

Shenandoah University Athletics
1460 University Drive Winchester, VA 22601
Division 3 Virginia Northeast
Private Small National competitor

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Zack MacDougall

Zack MacDougall was announced as the sixth head coach in the history of the Shenandoah University men's soccer program in January, 2019.


MacDougall comes to SU after one year as the lead assistant coach at the University of Mary Washington. The Richlands, North Carolina native helped UMW to a 14-1-5 record, a Capital Athletic Conference championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.


The UMW staff earned United Soccer Coaches South Atlantic Region Coaching Staff of the Year honors and is a candidate for national coaching staff of the year.


Prior to his experience in Fredericksburg, MacDougall was the lead assistant at USA South power North Carolina Wesleyan for one year and the top assistant at ODAC rival Randolph College from 2012 through 2017.


At Randolph, he was part of a staff that led the WildCats to a 2013 regular season title and a championship game appearance.


MacDougall is a 2011 Randolph College graduate, was part of the 'Cats inaugural men's recruiting class and served as the program's captain in 2009 and 2010.


Following graduation, he served as a high school coach for the 2011 season.

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Gary Foley

Gary Foley comes to Shenandoah after playing for four years at the University of Mary Washington, spending the 2018 season under Coach Zach MacDougall’s tutelage.


Foley played and started in every single match during his career at Mary Washington including NCAA post-season runs his junior and senior year.


Coach Foley served on the team’s leadership counsel and as a team captain and a five-time Dean’s List recipient at UMW.


In addition to playing at Mary Washington, he was a camp counselor at the Mary Washington Soccer Academy supervising campers ranging from 6-15 years old during the 2016-2018 summers.


“I am incredibly excited to have Gary and Chris join the program this fall,” Head Coach Zach MacDougall said. “They both come from great soccer backgrounds and will be instrumental in the continued growth of the Shenandoah Men's Soccer Program. Between their playing and coaching experiences, they bring a wealth of knowledge that will benefit our players greatly. I could not have asked for two better people to join this program. We are very fortunate to have them moving forward.”


Foley will be active in all aspects of the program.

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Christopher Higgins

Former North Carolina Wesleyan goalie, Christopher Higgins, joins the men's soccer staff as an assistant coach in 2019.


Higgins served as a graduate assistant coach at LaGrance College during the 2018 season. Higgins helped lead LaGrange to 10 wins, the second most wins in school history and doubling their win total from 2017.


At LaGrange, Higgins assisted heavily in the recruiting aspect of the program and with goalkeeper training.


Higgins has served as a goalkeeper coach privately, at Libery High School, N.C. Wesleyan ID and youth camps.


“I am incredibly excited to have Gary and Chris join the program this fall,” Head Coach Zach MacDougall said. “They both come from great soccer backgrounds and will be instrumental in the continued growth of the Shenandoah Men's Soccer Program. Between their playing and coaching experiences, they bring a wealth of knowledge that will benefit our players greatly. I could not have asked for two better people to join this program. We are very fortunate to have them moving forward.”


Higgins will serve in all aspects of the program for the Hornets.

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