Union University

Union University Athletic Department
1050 Union University Drive Jackson, TN 38305
Division 2 Tennessee Southeast
Private Small National competitor

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Steven Cox

Steven Cox is entering his third season as head coach for Union. He joined Union University as the third head coach in program history in February of 2017. Cox comes to Union after spending six years as the assistant coach at North Caroline State University.


In his second season, Union was 5-8-3, finishing 9th in the GSC. Cox's overall record at Union is 9-19-4.


In his six seasons as assistant for the division I Wolfpack, Cox was involved in numerous duties that will help transition into a head coaching position. His duties at NC State included training, recruiting, budget management, camps, community events, team travel, scouting, match analysis, equipment and player meetings. Cox was a key part in helping the Wolfpack have five top-40 division I recruiting classes in his six years as assistant coach. The 2014 class was No. 5 in the nation according to College Soccer News. Nine of Cox’s players moved on to play professionally, including two that were drafted in the 2015 MLS draft. As the Wolfpack Soccer Camp Director, the camps increased in attendance by 37 percent. In addition to his field credentials, Cox also expects excellence in the classroom, as proven by his teams’ five NSCAA Team Academic Awards earned during his six years.


Prior to his time at NC State, Cox spent two years as the assistant coach at Butler University. During his time as assistant, Butler earned NCAA Tournament top-16 seeds in 2009 and 2010, after winning the Horizon League Championship in the same seasons. Butler earned NSCAA national rankings in 2008, 2009 and 2010 including being No. 5 in the final poll of 2010. He coached two NSCAA All-Americans and two first team Academic All-Americans. Cox was key in getting top-40 recruiting classes and having both teams earn NSCAA Team Academic Awards during both seasons at Butler. Cox also coached two players drafted from Butler in the MLS Draft.


Cox has numerous coaching experience outside of college. He spent three years (2014-17) as the head coach of the CASL Soccer Club which played in the premier soccer league in North Carolina. He spent three years as the Noblesville United Soccer Club Assistant Club Director (2008-10). Cox was the head coach of the ODP State Team for three years (2008-10).


Cox holds several coaching licenses including the USSF B Coaching License, the USSF National Goalkeeping License and spent three years working with the Missionary Athletes International. While with MAI, he co-led mission trips, served as camp director, fund raised and led small group discipleship meetings with athletes.


Cox is a 2005 graduate of Houghton College where he holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is just six hours shy of completing his master’s degree in sports ministry from Trinity International University. He spent two years as assistant coach while at Trinity International.


As a college soccer player, Cox was a four-year starter and two-year captain on the men's soccer team at Houghton College. Cox earned NAIA honorable mention All-America as a senior. He also played in the Premier Development League with the Chicago Eagles and was a member of the U-17 and U-20 Canadian National Team programs.


Cox is a native of Toronto, Canada. He and his wife Krista have three children, Elliana (7), Addilyn (2) and Gabriel John (1).

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Andrew Scheck

Andrew Scheck is entering his second season after being named the Union University men's soccer assistant coach in April 2018. Scheck takes over for Scott Sinclair who was named the head coach for the Union women's team in March of 2018.


Scheck comes to Union after spending one year as an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC which is a professional team that plays in the USL.


Before coaching for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, he spent five seasons at North Carolina State University. Scheck joined the Wolfpack coaching staff in 2012 as a volunteer assistant. For NC State, he was the Director of Sports Science for Men’s Soccer where he implemented fitness plans and collaborated with sports medicine to help with injury rehab and nutrition plan for team meals.


Scheck played collegiately at Liberty University for three years. He was named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll all three years, he graduated with his BS in Exercise Science in 2011. Scheck graduated with his MS in Exercise Physiology in 2017.


Scheck is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), and by the US Soccer Federation (USSF) National C license.

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