Southwest Tennessee Comm College

SW TN Comm College Athletics
5983 Macon Cove Memphis, TN 38134
NJCAA Tennessee Southeast
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Brandon VanCleave

Collierville native Brandon VanCleave, a former standout at Christian Brothers University and the University of the Ozarks, is in his second year as head coach of the Southwest women's soccer team.

VanCleave came to Southwest after serving as assistant women’s soccer coach at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kansas. He previously coached at Limestone College, a NCAA Division II school in South Carolina, where he was the women’s assistant/goalkeeper coach. During his time at Limestone, he helped lead the Saints to a runner-up regular season Conference Carolinas finish, a tournament championship, and a berth in the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history. Prior to Limestone, VanCleave was the assistant men’s coach at (NCAA Division III) University of the Ozarks and has also coached club soccer for the Germantown Legends and Purple Rain.

As a player, VanCleave was a three-year starter at the University of the Ozarks, leading them to a 43-15-4 record and a regular season championship. A three-time all-conference player, he led his team to the playoffs three times and was voted to the American Southwest Conference All-Tournament team in 2007 and 2009. He ranks among the program’s top 10 in points, goals and assists. In addition, VanCleave played one season at (NCAA Division II) Christian Brothers University in Memphis.

VanCleave received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of the Ozarks in 2010. In addition, he owns a USSF National "D” License, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma, and the Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma.

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Shawn Loth

Playing Career/Accolades:

1992 Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year



4 year starter at Christian Brothers University

1993, 1994, 1995 TCAC All Conference

1994, 1995 Goalkeeper of the Year

1993 NSCAA All South Region Team

1995 All American Honorable Mention

1996 Gulf South All Conference

1996 Panama City Classic All-Tournament Team

Professional career:

1997 A League Worchester Wildfire

1997 Division III Pro-League Cape Cod Crusaders

1999 Connacht Senior League in Ireland

Coaching Career:

Club Staff Coach 2001-present

ODP Staff Coach 2006-present

Christian Brothers University Goalkeeper Coach 2000 & 2001

University of Memphis Goalkeeper Coach 2004 & 2005

Rhodes College Goalkeeper Coach 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013-2016

Southwest Community College Assistant Coach 2018-present

Coaching Licenses:


USSF National Youth License


NSCAA National and Advanced National Diplomas

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